Sothera's wee life does not make any sense naturally. Born blind; abandoned by her overwhelmed mum when she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at age four months; missing a portion of her frontal brain - life to date is an utter tragedy for her.
She has passed all too briefly through our lives - just three days as she moved from a family who had been able to give her temporary care, and on to the Mary Knoll Catholic hospice here in Phnom Penh. Of course the abandonment and moving is upsetting and Sothera cried 10 hours out of 12 the first night. Susie chose that we take her home for Saturday and Sunday as she needed 24 hour care and our Healing Home staff had a house full of other patients.
Sue with Sothera in the Healing Home office. She really fought going to sleep so we got to spend a lot of time with this sweetest of little ones.