Sunday, September 16, 2007

Heating up...

Both the weather and our dear little Brady... She went to bed with a temperature and woke up with one. We took her to doctor, a little clinic just up the street. She had a tonsil thing going on and they gave her medicine to cure Malaria as well. They are not sure it is Malaria, but they thought they would treat it as if it were. I know, Malaria. Crazy, huh? It is really rare to get it in Lusaka. Most of the team members have never gotten it in 2+ years. But, because the symptoms were very similar, the doctor decided to go with the medicine, because even if it wasn't, the medicine wouldn't hurt her. I was thinking about how this whole thing that transpired. I woke up and drove her (Only 5% of Zambians drive and so you see many, many walk everywhere) to the clinic (very few can afford to go to a clinic especially that is clean and safe) and bought her some Malaria medicine (2700 people die every day from untreated malaria ). Malaria is such an easy cure and yet so many die from it. I guess I am thankful today for my little girl and I am thankful for modern medicine and I am thankful for access to the medicine... But everyday I am faced, literally, faced with how blessed I am to have the access to the medicines. I want to keep reminding myself that we are blessed to be a blessing. If you want to give to help provide medicine for malaria, check out this worldvision link... Until then, if you wouldn't mind praying for my little girl, we would love it...

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