This precious darling boy was born on Saturday, April 24, 2015.
Here is his brave mom and proud dad! Congratulations!
When people ask him what his birthday is, and he tells them, they are bound to say,
"Isn't that the day the earthquake happened?"
"Yes," he'll say, "I was born outside in the courtyard of the hospital
via emergency C-section because it was too dangerous to be inside!"
And dangerous it was! This was RIGHT after the initial quake and during severe aftershocks.
Dr. Lavona Pilli was his brave mother's obstetrician
and Dr. Ramon Ruiz Diaz, seen here improvising an Intensive Care Unit
outside soon after the C-section, during continuing severe aftershocks, was her anesthesiologist.
Yes, we were and still are in the earthquake zone. Still having aftershocks.
Yes, we were not hit as hard as some places, but we were hit.
We are devastated, but feel strong and glad that we are helping
so many of our beloved and precious citizens.
We did not have internet until yesterday evening, so that is why we are late in posting.
First we had to answer as many e-mails as we could!
There will be many parts to this post, so keep checking back for updates.
We are overwhelmed by the love we have had from around the world.
Please keep your prayers coming. That is the best thing you can do for us.
As you must know, many organizations are collecting donations.
This is so important--for all the reasons you have heard on the news.
If you feel the desire to help, here is the donation website set up by
the Seventh-day Adventist Church for our hospital:
Please know that we are strong, although sad, but ready to keep going, and
thankful to the Lord for His blessings.