Wood Mike is 8 years old and going into the 4nd grade. He has been in our school sponsorship program for 4 years and has had an incredibly difficult year. In February, Wood Mike was walking home from school with his friends when one of the little boys found a box of matches. During the course of the next several moments tragedy struck when Wood Mike's shirt caught on fire and he suffered terrible burns. Wood Mike was rushed to a hospital that unfortunately, did not have the supplies to treat him. Over the course of the next several days he was taken to several clinics and hospitals but turned away from each one. In desperation, Wood Mike's mother took the advice of some neighbors and treated the burns with a home "remedy" that caused him tremendous pain. When I finally learned of Wood Mike's condition I was able to have him transferred to an incredible clinic called Real Hope For Haiti. The staff at Real Hope treated the burns with proper medication and dressing and he finally began to heal.
While recovering from his burns, Wood Mike's body suffered a lot of trauma and unfortunately, he simply did not have enough to eat to support his body's healing. In July his malnutrition became impossible to ignore and Wood Mike was transferred to an inpatient malnutrition recovery center. After spending 2.5 weeks recovering and gaining weight Wood Mike was able to return home in much better health.
Wood Mike lives with his mother, who is unemployed. He has one sister but he is the only child living at home. Wood Mike attends Institut Abbelard in Leogane where his favorite subjects are math and French. When Wood Mike is not in school play soccer and to ride his bike, which is his prized possession.Wood Mike's favorite animals are cats and his favorite fruit is mango.
Without our school sponsorship program, not only would Wood Mike not receive an education, he may not even be alive today. Because of sponsors who committed to paying for Wood Mike's education he became known and we were able to advocate for him and his medical care. Wood Mike has overcome a lot in his short life, I cannot wait to see how he will grow and learn this coming year.
Because Wood Mike's situation is unique and his family struggles are extra difficult, I would like to add to his sponsorship $30 a month to help provide a meal for him each day. We know that with an empty belly, a child cannot learn as well or develop to their full potential. It is clear that Wood Mike does not get enough to eat each day, some days he eats nothing at all! Wood Mike's "lunch sponsorship" will allow his mother to provide him with a box of food to take to school and make sure that he is strong enough to learn every day.
Wood Mike's school tuition for the year is $250usd in addition his school supplies, uniforms and books cost an additional $150usd. Williams can be sponsored fully ($400) or partially. Additionally, his $30 monthly lunch sponsorship can be paid in full ($360) or can be paid per month. You can sponsor Wood Mike by clicking here.
If you would like to sign up to support Wood Mike's lunch each day, through a monthly gift you can use this button and select "$30"
Please be sure to note WOOD MIKE TOUSSAINT SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP with your donation.
Thank you for seeing Wood Mike's worth and making the sacrifice to provide him with the tools to develop into the person that God created him to be!