Beginning the Battle | January and February Admits

Beginning the Battle January and February Admits

You may notice a shift in the format of my recent monthly admission/graduates blog posts. I am working on the best way to organize these stories to make sure that they are easy to follow and conclusive while also protecting the privacy of the children and their families.
Upon graduation from our programs, each parent/caregiver is given the option to allow us to share their child’s name, stories, and photos. We always wait until after the children are healthy before asking this permission. We never want families to feel pressured to say yes to something they are uncomfortable with to receive treatment for their child(ren). During this meeting, caregivers are given a printed copy of their child’s before and after photo, and a chance to reminisce all the ups and downs and highlights of their time at Middle Ground with one of our staff members.
Some families do not want their child’s story or photo shared for one reason or another, and we always respect that decision! We will never share identifying pictures or stories of anyone without explicit permission.
For that reason, it feels natural to shift the format of these posts to introduce only brief information about newly admitted children and share their full stories and photos upon their graduation from our programs. I hope you enjoy this new way of getting to know the kids in our programs.

Without further ado, meet the babies who were admitted for inpatient treatment in January and February of this year.

I-210043 Ketchina VICTOR_3

Admission Date: January 4th (original admission June 8th 2021)

Name: "K" (Female)

Age: 2 years 3 months

Weight: 18lbs 1oz

Type: Marasmus

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 125mm

Caregiver: Mama Jules

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Admission Date: January 5th

Name: "P-R"  (Male)

Age: 6 years

Weight: 33lbs 4oz

Type: Marasmus

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 134mm

Caregiver: Step-Sister Jules 

I-220002 Dawens JOSEPH_Intake_1

Admission Date: January 10th

Name: "D"  (Male)

Age: 5 months

Weight: 8lbs 10oz

Type: Kwashiorkor

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: (N/A - Under 6 months)

Caregiver: Aunt Jesula

I-220003 Sadrack LORVELAS_Intake_15

Admission Date: January 14th

Name: "S" (Male)

Age: 2 years 4 months

Weight: 11lbs 11oz

Type: Marasmus

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 110mm

Caregiver: Mama Francine

I-210004 Christnie FORTUNE _Intake_5

Admission Date: January 19th

Name: "C" (Female)

Age: 3 years 1 month

Weight: 20lbs 5oz

Type: Kwashiorkor

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 125mm

Caregiver: Mama Exumene

I-210005 Elvenson FORTUNE_Intake_2

Admission Date: January 19th

Name: "E" (Male)

Age: 10 months

Weight: 15lbs 6oz

Type: Moderate

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 130mm

Caregiver: Mama Exumene

I-220006 Oscar LOUIS_Intake_3

Admission Date: January 19th

Name: "O" (Male)

Age: 4 months

Weight: 14lbs 4oz

Type: Kwashiorkor

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: N/A - under 6 months

Caregiver: Mama Jennifer

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Admission Date: January 20th

Name: "J" (Male)

Age: Unknown - estimated 6 - 10 years

Weight: 32lbs 5oz

Type: Marasmus

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 133mm

Caregiver: Mama Marlio

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Admission Date: January 21st (original admission October 29th 2021)

Name: "D" (Male)

Age: 15 months

Weight: 15lbs 10oz

Type: Kwashiorkor

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 118

Caregiver: Mama Delivrance 

I-220008 Sarah LOUIS_Intake_8

Admission Date: January 22nd

Name: "S" (Female)

Age: 6 years

Weight: 26lbs 6oz

Type: Marasmus

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 127mm

Caregiver: Mama Jessica

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Admission Date: January 22nd

Name: "F" (Female)

Age: 1 year 8 months

Weight: 19lbs 11oz

Type: Chronic

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 134mm

Caregiver: Mama Jessica

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Admission Date: January 26th

Name: "W" (Male)

Age: 2 years 6 months

Weight: 25lbs 5oz

Type: Kwashiorkor

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 127mm

Caregiver: Mama Maracia

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Admission Date: January 26th

Name: "B" (Male)

Age: 4 years

Weight: 30lbs 9oz

Type: Moderate

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 135mm

Caregiver: Mama Maracia

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Admission Date: January 28th (original admission 8 March 2021)

Name: "G" (Male)

Age: 3.5 years

Weight: 21lbs 2oz

Type: Kwashiorkor

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 142mm

Caregiver: Mama Bernadette

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Admission Date: January 31st

Name: "W" (Female)

Age: 2 years 7 months

Weight: 17lbs 2oz

Type: Kwashiorkor

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 118mm

Caregiver: Papa Jean Rissiant

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Admission Date: February 1st

Name: "A" (Female)

Age: 9 weeks

Weight: 4lbs 12oz

Type: Low Birth Weight/Premature

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: N/A - under 6 months

Caregiver: Mama Sabine

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Admission Date: February 2nd

Name: "W" (Male)

Age: 13 months

Weight: 13lbs

Type: Moderate

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 122mm

Caregiver: Mama Maceline

I-220015 Ysmael JEAN_Intake_9

Admission Date: February 11th

Name: "Y" (Male)

Age: 1 year

Weight: 21lbs 5oz

Type: Chronic

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 118mm

Caregiver: N/A - Social Services (IBESR)

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Admission Date: February 14th

Name: "M-T" (Female)

Age: 7 weeks

Weight: 5lbs 12oz

Type: Low Birth Weight/Premature

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: N/A - under 6 months

Caregiver: Mama Roseline

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Admission Date: February 21st

Name: "C" (Female)

Age: 1 year 4 months

Weight: 15lbs 10oz

Type: Marasmus

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: 114

Caregiver: Mama Jocelyne

I-220018 Richcardson NICOLAS_Intake_9

Admission Date: February 21st

Name: "R" (Male)

Age: 6 weeks

Weight: 6lbs

Type: Kwashiorkor

Mid Upper Arm Circumference: N/A - under 6 months

Caregiver: Mama Nadine

The first two months of 2022 had us on our toes from beginning to end! Last year we admitted nine children for inpatient care between January and February, but we treated double that number this year. Every week, we are seeing more and more kids starving and broken by the effects of the current humanitarian crisis that has enveloped Haiti.
Our hearts are broken for the people's suffering, especially the children. We are firmly committed to providing treatment and care that eases that suffering in whatever ways we can, but we can't do it independently. It is only because of the generosity of our partners from around the world that we can continue to do this necessary, life-saving work. Thank you for investing in the lives of children and their families with us!

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