Sunday, 8 October 2017

See Transformation of this 16-year-old mother and her malnourished baby in Cross River State | Photos

Dr. Betta Edu, the Director General of CRSPHCDA, rescued a then one year and six months old severely malnourished child and her mother at Ikot Ekpo Axis of Calabar, early 2017.

The mother of the child Esther Etim Effiom, a 16-year-old girl had been sent to live with a distant relation at Eket as a house maid. She got pregnant for one Victor.

Below is an update on mother and child as shared today, by Dr. Edu...

"The good news is that the are doing great!. We started from the bottom and now we are here (Glory to Jesus). I can't wait to see that day when they will both graduate from the university! ( I already Know myself...I will spend it crying from morning till night tears of joy from river bank)

It has been an uphill task and a tall order to sustain this act of love (I never expected it), but by God's grace we are making progress. It's not being easy to monitor, feed, send to school and back, mentor and care for a teenager with no parent but just a small beautiful baby. Sometimes you get so frustrated and angry because my dear Esther will simply not listen. Its being a beautiful experience, we have raised voices, gone mute, kept mini malice, cried together, shared laughter and weathered storms as a family. One thing is sure....we must see the going back Esther!

Really, I don't blame her when she feels like killing her baby who she sees as a "baggage" an unnecessary baggage one she feels she doesn't need. We just have to keep encouraging her and supporting her to see the baby as a blessing not a baggage!

Let me use this post to sincerely thank our heroes who have stood with me through this process so far ; Felicitas O'tudor Boco thank you for standing in for me in my absences, your commitment and time spent is worth a billion dollars, but you see you can't bless without being got your blessings already!

Mr Akinaka Richard we can't thank you enough for being there! When it gets too tough on us we run to you and you have never fail to do your best to support this course. Your reward is from God. I hope he reserves a special mansion for you in heaven.

The super saver Governor Ben Ayade and his compassionate wife Dr Linda Ayade, your milk of kindness flows so deep that it touches the roots. Thank you for supporting us to support others, raising us to raise others. Your support to this course is epic. God bless you more!

Thank you to every one else that have called or said a prayer or even gone visiting...we love you. Don't worry days will turn to years but destination we must arrive.

More photos below...

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