Local Girl Scout Troop 3327, led by parent volunteer Jenny Bradshaw, assembled 90 layette kits for Mercy Hospital's maternity ward. Every woman who gives birth at the hospital receives a layette kit, including two each of cloth diapers, shirts or onesies, washcloths, diaper pins, and a receiving blanket. The layette items were donated to Floris United Methodist Church's alternative giving initiative this past Christmas. The kits are deeply appreciated by the women who give birth at Mercy, most of whom have very little money. We are grateful to Troop 3327 and Floris UMC for their generous donation of time and materials.
If your organization is interested in assembling layette kits for Mercy Hospital, please contact Missions Specialist Linda Reinhard at firstname.lastname@example.org. These are the guidelines for the kits:
23-year-old Baindu Dukullay was identified on an outreach to Flawahun village. She was pregnant with twins and found to have pregnancy induced hypertension. She was treated for the hypertension and referred to Mercy Hospital for future care. She successfully gave birth to two healthy twin girls at Mercy Hospital.
Baindu expressed, “I really appreciate Mercy for their help and keeping myself and my babies safe. They have really been taking good care of people in my village.”
Mercy Hospital recently celebrated the birth of identical twin girls. The twins' mom, Katiatu Turay, was a regular in the prenatal program and gave birth to her last child at Mercy as well. In fact, these girls are her 8th and 9th children!
Katiatu was grateful to the Mercy staff for assisting a safe delivery. Giving birth to twins can be challenging, but thanks to the Mercy maternity department, both mother and babies are happy and healthy. Katiatu and her visiting family members gave thanks to God and the Mercy team for their new additions.
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