Nache Kisapi has been living at Igoda Children's Village for one year now. He has had a tough life, as his mother, who seems to have given up on life, discontinued his HIV treatment, and later his treatment for tuberculosis.
Since Nache has moved to stay at Igoda Children's Village he has had expensive, lengthy stays at Hospitals, and we have been fortunate to have several visiting health volunteers come to help keep him in good health.
In May this year his CD4 was tested, and he had a count of 2, or virtually no immunity to any disease. His lungs were both failing due to prolonged lung disease, and just as he seemed to be recovering from pneumonia, he contracted a case of shingles.
At Igoda Children's Village he has received one-to-one care from members of our NGO from the health department, to older students putting themselves through school, to guardians at the Children's homes. Everyone has been hoping for the best, but fearing the worst.
Incredibly his health has taken a turn for the better. After months in his bed and visits in and out of the Hospital, he has now started to get his life back! He has been out of school for more than a year (he is 12 years old) but he now attends the kindergarten everyday with hopes to return to school in the new year. His recovery was the result of a lot of hard work from a lot of extremely caring individuals, and he still has a ways to go to complete recovery, but he seems to be on the mend.
Our holiday wish this week is for thoughts and prayers for Nache and children like him who are fighting against this disease, and for those who are doing everything they can so these children can be kids again!