Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Monday, August 12, 2013

A tough start for baby William..

The mother of William was admitted in the health centre for 2 days. Last night the labour started and just after midnight (so this morning) William was born. Everything seemed to be fine, but then shortly after the delivery the mother started to bleed. The nurse wanted the mother to be brought to Soroti hospital, no blood transfusions are done in the health centres. They called the driver of the ambulance, to come and bring the family to Soroti. The driver switched of f his phone. They went to the centre of the village to see if there was any vehicle to bring the mother to Soroti. They found a car, but when they woke the owner, they heard that the brakes were not functioning. They found another vehicle, but there was a problem with the battery. They decided to push start the car. The mother was carried in the car and they all left for Soroti. Half way the car broke down, they did manage to get the vehicle going again, but it was too late. When they arrived at the hospital, the mother passed away. The family came with the baby to Amecet, if we could please help...
And here is William, after a bath and a  feeding sleeping in his bed. His weight is 2.2 kg. He seems to be okay. I took him for a check up to the doctor and everything looks fine. The family went back to the hospital, to pick the body of the mother to take back to the village. Tomorrow will be the burial. I am living now for more than 15 years in Africa, but still I get so upset from stories like this. To loose a life so easily. A husband his wife, children their mother. I pray that William will be a blessing for his family!

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