Jonathan's Story: Clinging to LIFE



Jonathan was born prematurely and abandoned at a hospital in Jacmel, Haiti in 2016. When hospital workers went on strike, Jonathan was abandoned a second time with no one to care for him. He was already very frail due to being born prematurely and on top of that lacked additional medical interventions that would be routine for preemies in the United States.


Thankfully in May 2016, myLIFEspeaks was contacted and we rescued Jonathan and another little girl Clara from this neglected hospital.

Jonathan was approximately 1 year old and clinging to LIFE. When we arrived he was extremely dehydrated, malnourished, and frail. He probably wouldn’t have lived another day or two at most.


We honestly weren’t sure if he would make it but we were going to do everything we could to try to save his LIFE.


We brought Jonathan into our care and he started to gain his LIFE back. Jonathan began to thrive. His transformation was dramatic and miraculous.


Seeing him today, you wouldn’t recognize him as the neglected, dying preemie from the hospital. Today Jonathan is a healthy, happy, thriving boy and he is part of a family that loves him immensely. He loves playing with his siblings and is adored by his forever foster parents Makenson and Gertha (pronounced Jet-uh).



This year, Jonathan is starting Kindergarten at LIFE Academy. We are so proud of and amazed by this miracle child. We can’t wait to see the incredible things God will continue to do through his LIFE. Jonathan’s LIFE speaks.

You can help empower previously orphaned and abandoned children like Jonathan for as little as $5 a month as a member of The Table, myLIFEspeaks growing commUNITY of monthly donors.

By joining #TheTable, you are claiming a seat among myLIFEspeaks most loyal supporters, who are committed to bringing family, nutrition, education, public health and all LIFE has to offer to Haiti by giving each month. Members of The Table are the backbone of myLIFEspeaks, helping us continue our work today and elevate Haiti’s tomorrow.


Learn more: http://www.mylifespeaks.com/give


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