Due to complications at birth, Kelly stayed too long in her mother’s womb, leaving her with developmental disabilities and stunting her ability to hear and speak. “My daughter did not want to take care of her,” said Kelly’s grandmother. “Although I am very poor, I decided to raise her myself.”
Thirteen years later, Kelly is now a teenager living with her grandmother, her aunt and her younger cousins. To survive, her grandmother and aunt work hard selling breakfast in the morning.
“Kelly needs a lot of care and we must carry her everywhere,” said Kelly’s aunt. “Now that she has grown bigger, neither my mother nor I can carry her all the time. We’d love to buy a wheelchair, but we just don’t have enough money.”
Through a recent distribution, a wheelchair was provided for Kelly and life for the family changed dramatically. “We are very grateful,” said Kelly’s grandmother. “You do not know how relieved I am. I am an elderly woman and not as strong as I used to be.”
“God has always been there helping us,” she added. “This gift is one more confirmation of how much He cares for us.”
- For strength and endurance for family members caring for those with disabilities.
- For communities to surround and support those caring for people with disabilities.
- That Kelly and her family would be blessed.
Deuteronomy 15:7-8, I John 3:17-18, Philippians 2:4