Friday, January 13, 2006
Life can overwhelming at times...
This is Ti Papi. Two days ago one of my older boys came to see me and told me about this young man he had seen at the hospital who had no one to care for him. He was in an accident; his foot was crushed by a truck and the Cuban doctor decided that amputating was the only way to go. Ti Papi has no parents, no family and no home. He used to sleep in the market stalls at night and his work was to transport goods for the market merchants very early in the morning and again late in the afternoon. The hospital wanted him out as soon as possible so they could give his bed to a paying patient. We took him in but quickly realized that his needs were beyond our resources. Sr. Anthony of LaCharite was gracious enough to accept him. He will stay with them until he can ambulate and care for himself and then will come back here where we hope to train him in a trade that does not require two feet. Thank God there are generous folks back home who support us so that we can be of help to people like Ti Papi.
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