Tiny twins Alexander and Gerald were referred into Blantyre in May 2017. As with many babies, they were admitted after their mother died of complications following their birth.
Once into the routine care of the Open Arms mums, both twins started growing well and developing socially. Looking through the pictures you can see them starting to sit up a bit more and looking around at their surroundings. Their father and sisters come in to see them regularl
An important part of their story so far is clearly their father Elton. His dedication and commitment to the boys is inspirational. He has made twice weekly visits for the past two years, which has enabled them to continue to bond both with him and their sisters.
Now at two years old, Alex and Gerald have returned back home to their village with Elton. They are fit and well, showing all the right signs in their wider development and are ready for their next chapture at home. Matron Enniffer has monitored the boys since they were referred to us and she will continue to visit them at home for as long as they need her help and support.
Director of Operations, Charlie McCaulder told us 'Child carers associated with Open Arms children are almost exclusively female, however, the dedication shown by Dad Elton consistently over the last two years has been incredible. I’m sure his sons will do well.'
Your generous support has contributed to the care of Alex and Gerald in our Blantyre Infant Home.
Not every child has the best start in life, but through your support we can continues to make sure that every child referred to us has the help they need for a future they deserve back at home with their families.
It costs us over £100,000 a year to run each infant home providing essential care for upto 40 babies. You can support us by making a one off gift or by sponsoring a child like Alex and Gerald today. Click here to get involved.
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