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Marevie's long road to recovery

A few weeks ago, we learnt about a special little girl called Marverie. Louis Klamorth, an SOS Volunteer found Marevie at a Community Centre. She was a year old and weighed about four kilos. Line Wolf Nielsen, currently in Haiti for SOS Children's Villages, gives us the latest news on her:

Marverie 2 - Haiti earthquake "It's been more than two months since Louis Klamroth, a volunteer working with SOS Children's Villages' emergency programme in Haiti, found Marevie.

Regular readers of this blog will know that this little girl captivated his heart and that Louis went out of his way to ensure her wellbeing.

I first meet her around two weeks after Louis had her admitted to a local hospital. She is thin and weak, but recognizes the SOS workers that I have come with and reaches out for them in a very touching manner. Since then she has spent most of her time in a hospital bed, getting treatments for severe malnutrition and breathing problems.

Several SOS workers have been visiting her frequently and taking an interest in her wellbeing. When news spread that she has arrived in the SOS Children's Village in Santo, there is a great sense of achievement. This is a day we've been looking forward to. She is, however, not quite ready to be staying with SOS Children's Villages long term just yet. Marverie 3 - Haiti earthquake

Marevie still needs special medical attention, and she is here in order to prepare for a trip to a hospital in Les Cayes where they have the necessary equipment to test her lungs. It is a long and arduous trip, but she will be accompanied by the SOS nurse and hopefully make it without too much hardship on the way."

Saving Marevie