After a young English physician (Dr. Natalie) was fighting for her life in the hospital for 10 days and nights, Gudrun could pick up Rahma Natalie (we call her Natalie) on 14. August 2015.
She was found on 29. July in Ukunda, was at that time approximately 5 days old and was lying in the bush for around 2 to 3 days before she was found. The days before it was raining and it was quite cold. A miracle that she survived and we call her for that reason also our ‚little fighter‘.
She was first brought to the police station and later admitted to the Msambweni hospital. She was in a bad condition. Development of wounds occurred on her head and cheek, what attracted maggots which then attacked each and every opening of her body. Around the neck she had some strangling marks, meaning the person who abandoned her, tried to kill her first.
She was probably born too early and her weight at admission was just 1.9 kg, but she gained already 1 kg in the first ten days. In Nice View she gets now every 3 hours her bottle with a pinch of Moringa and develops very well. Her wounds are healing and dressing is done two times a day by Nice View caretakers after being taken through some training by Dr Natalie and Denise.
Our team in Nice View is happy to be able to help once again and we all welcome the new family member for which we are still looking for sponsors.
January 2016: Natalie‘s wound in her face and the big one on the back of her head healed very well but scares are expected to be visible. She is a very attentive faithful baby who has no suspicion of foreigners. To our great joy she grows up very well. She prefers to sit, is able to stand and likes to improve her voice. Natalie already likes to play with toys but she is a little bit scared of dolls especially if they suddenly start to talk in Spanish language.
September 2016: Natalie, who had in the meantime her first anniversary, walks since a few weeks by herself and is very happy about it. Even though a co-worker meant that she did not see a child without teeth walk before. The reason for it is that Natalie has up until now no single tooth. Nevertheless, she develops very well and starts to talk. Once of her favourite words is ‚Dudu‘ (=insect, but can - according to her understanding - be a frog as well).
November 2019: Natalie has developed excellently. She is a very clever girl interested in many things and always animates others to play. She is also fond of dogs. Being weaker than Hope, she lets Hope play with things she wants herself – obviously she suspects that Hope will get bored with them soon. Natalie wants to learn how to swim, but considers yoga a waste of time. Nursery did not challenge Natalie enough and so she changed to kindergarten in September. In the afternoon, she still needs a little nap to keep her from falling asleep before dinner.
Both Natalie and Hope are interested in the children's church and participate in the evening prayer group (by singing songs or saying prayers out loud).