The Evolution of EstherJuly 19, 2012 5:08 pm
When she arrived on JBFC’s doorstep without warning, I honestly thought social welfare officials were bringing her to me to die. When I opened the car door and saw the tiny little girl slumped on the car seat, my heart plummeted. She weighed only 14 pounds… at four years old.
It was the worst case of malnutrition that I had seen in nearly ten years of working in Africa.
Then she had a setback. Four months of nurturing couldn’t quite undo nearly four years of neglect.
Six months after her arrival, Esther is laughing, talking, and growing. She’s a favorite among her new sisters.
Chris Gates is the Founder & Executive Director of JBFC.
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