Yesterday we head to a children’s cancer center in Managua. Lisa informed us that it was the only children’s cancer in all of Nicaragua. People could literally drive up to 24 hours, just for a doctor’s visit or chemotherapy treatment. Words are hard to pull together for the way my heart felt yesterday. Our team was absolutely incredible. Johnny, Elizabeth, and Madison all met a 15 year old boy who was confined to a wheelchair because of his cancer. He was so intrigued by Johnny’s ability to play guitar that Johnny felt the need to go get him a guitar. Unfortunately Johnny and Chris couldn’t find one, so Johnny just gave it to the young guy. To describe the way his reaction was would be cutting the story short. Not in length, but in what truly happened. Afterwards, Angie and I had connected with one girl, Ilulexus. She is 12 and I believe she had leukemia. She had to miss school this past year because of cancer. She lives 3 hours away from the hospital, so when she comes..her and her mom ride on a chicken bus for transportation. She has been in treatment the past 6 month’s.
Finally, another little boy named Elmer told us how he had defeated cancer. He seemed to have been about 7 years old. But all of his hair had already come back! I loved getting to reminded that Gods hand is truly in every situation and He still has the power to heal. Here are just a few pictures. .
Mínor is a young boy who has been attacked by cancer all over his body. Yesterday he was so upset when he got sick while we were there, but eventually he did all he could to handle the pain, just to play with us.
This is Elmer, the young guy who has been cancer free for the past 2 months.
This little guy LOVED strumming along with Johnny.
My friend Ilulexus and Angie crafting a flower!
Shortly after Johnny, Madison, and Elizabeth gave away a guitar to this guy!
This precious little guy has had his sight lost, due to cancer. As horrible and sad that may be, He had so much joy in His heart. I felt so connected to him and the love he radiated.