October 2023- Little Ethan was born October 3, he came to Neema Village weighing 2.5kg (5.5 lbs). His mother abandoned him at the hospital. The mother is known. She had told everyone she had a tumor. So when it came time to have the baby she had him and then left him at the hospital. She came home telling everyone she had surgery to remove the tumor. The neighbors knew this was not true and were worried about what happened to the baby.

Ethan’s mom was identified by the kanga she had wrapped him in before she left. A village leader notified social welfare and Neema’s social worker, Angel, went to pick up Ethan at the hospital. Social welfare is looking into the story more. We will keep Ethan safe until everything gets worked out and his mama gets the help she needs.

Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.
David Platt