Medical Care: A Vital Part of Our Ministry at Dorie’s Promise

Baby Ana Sophia at Dorie's Promise

Medical Care: A Vital Part of Our Ministry at Dorie’s Promise

Doc Castro: The children at Dorie’s Promise Guatemala love their doctor!The children at Dorie’s Promise Guatemala love their doctor! I want you to know why. Without Dr. Castro on our team, we would not be able to provide the excellent care we do for our kids.

An example of how important our medical staff is to our children recently came to my attention, and I wanted to share it with you.

Social services brought us a baby without any warning or notice. They told us her name was Ana Sofía and that she was two weeks old. This little girl did not look well. She was too small, frail, had trouble breathing, and was obviously quite sick.

Immediately, Dr. Castro stepped in and went to work. He announced that Ana had a fever, and she was diagnosed with bronchitis. Her weight was just under seven pounds.

According to Dr. Castro, little Ana was in really bad shape!

Caring for Ana SophiaThe next few days of caring for her were not easy. Dr. Castro ordered that one of the special mothers watch her day and night. He made sure she received a specific drug treatment. It took about two weeks for Ana to finally turn a corner and start to get well.

Once she recovered from bronchitis, Dr. Castro turned our attention on Ana’s weight. He prescribed a special diet and feeding schedule.

Today, thankfully, Ana Sofía is doing much better!

She is now four months old and weighs nearly 14 pounds! Her many laughs and smiles really brighten up our home. All the special moms love her. The older girls in the home enjoy holding her and helping take care of her.

For more than 12 years, our Dorie’s Promise Guatemala team has relied on Dr. Castro to care for our children. Under his watch, our children are kept safe. He’s taken excellent care of our special needs children, prevented numerous outbreaks, and used his influence in the country to allow our children to see some of the best specialists available.

That’s why I want to ask you for help.

Our goal this year is to raise $32,400 to cover the costs for our medical program — a vital part of keeping Dorie’s Promise operational and caring of our children.

And Sophia is thriving now, thanks to the care she received at Dorie's Promise.Please prayerfully consider helping with a gift today. I don’t know what you are able to give.  But I simply ask that you pray about this and consider something special. Every donation matters as we work to get these medical costs covered. Maybe you have the ability to give $500 — or $1,000 to help. You might be more comfortable giving a gift of $100 or $50 … Click to give now.

Whatever your situation, I only ask that you give what’s in your heart.

Thank you for all you have done — sharing our heart’s desire to care for Guatemalan orphans. Our children love and appreciate your prayers and financial support. You’re making a difference that will last!

P.S.  Ana Sofía was a sick little girl. I know having her in Dr. Castro’s loving hands saved her life. We are blessed to have him on our team!