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A Rescue Story: The Children in the Abandoned Shed

Updated: Aug 18, 2020

In June 2017 Haitian social service representatives (IBESR) showed up unannounced at myLIFEspeaks’ campus in a pickup truck with 15 children ages 11 months - 9 years old in tow. All were in need of emergency placement.

A local orphanage director had abandoned her orphanage and left the children behind. The children had reportedly been left alone for days. They were visibly traumatized, dehydrated, malnourished, and sick with whooping cough and scabies.

(Pictured Above: one of the children covered in scabies.)

myLIFEspeaks was already at capacity but IBESR requested that we take at least five of the children to help with the situation.