Ghislaine Needs Your Help Urgently!

Ghislaine needs your help!  Anyone who has been to GLA in the last 10 years has probably met Ghislaine Antoine.  She works in the main house and is always the first one to jump in and help visitors find things if they need something.  Ghislaine has worked at GLA since May 2004. She hardly ever misses work and cleans and helps in the kitchen most of the time.

Last Tuesday, as Ghislaine was coming back from her two days off, she had to change tap taps (taxi) in Petionville.  As she was waiting for her next ride, a motorcycle swept past her and knocked her down.  She says it happened so fast that she does not remember how she landed, but the next thing she knew she was on the ground!  She said the driver stopped and at the time she thought she was ok.  But as soon as she got up and ran to get on her next ride, she realized that her arm hurt A LOT! 

When she arrived at GLA, she didn't tell me right away what had happened.  But our gate man, Amos, cooked up a mixture of corn mush and special healing leaves and wrapped her arm in the mixture.  She thought she had just sprained her arm.

We finally had an Xray of her arm done on Thursday because it was not getting any better and it is broken. We have had two surgeons see her Xray and both says she needs surgery to repair her arm.  The head of her Radius bone in her right arm is shattered in several different pieces!  The surgeon says she may have to have external metal screws and plates put on the arm.  I am sure this will upset her if they are on the outside of her arm!  He said he may be able to just put metal on the inside but it is a pretty bad break.

The surgeon said the cost will be $5000 USD for the operation, anesthesiologist, surgeon, labs, Xrays, etc.  Ghislaine does not have that money to pay for the surgery and unfortunately, GLA does not have the funds to help her with the surgery expenses at this time.  She needs help with the surgery expenses.  Her surgery is scheduled for Wednesday morning. 

If you would like to make a donation to help her with the costs, please make a donation and write in remarks that it is for Ghislaine's surgery.

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3 comments (Add your own)

1. Katie wrote:
Donated just now. Please pass on my love & prayers! Praying for caring & competent medical/nursing staff, a best-case-scenario surgical situation, excellent pain relief, rapid healing, a quick return to daily life....& that full medical expenses are covered for this beautiful woman. xx

Mon, October 20, 2014 @ 5:24 PM

2. Fabienne Sabatier wrote:
Lots of love and pain relief to Ghislaine whom I'll ever remember. So kind with us. Hope to see her again one day in Haiti. Fabienne and Mahel (Jonathan) from Marseille

Wed, October 22, 2014 @ 5:30 AM

3. Amy Rosa wrote:
Dear God of Mercy,

We thank you for Ghislain. She goes about her task diligently.(Prov.31) "Let her works praise her".(Prov. 3) Her work has blessed and encouraged many, leaving an affect on coworkers, orphans and their families.
You are blessed oh God by Ghislain's life.

Now Lord, we bring to You our sister and your servant. We plead The Blood of Jesus upon Ghislain. For protection, comfort and healing. You use many ways to help people. You gave Chislain many intercessors, and medical staff. You guide the surgeon's hand, and align people to meet her needs. We believe now that "the Angel of The Lord encamps around those who love Him". We trust, Mighty God, that "You shall work all things together for the good of Ghislain, and GLA"(Rom.8) We praise you in advance for your working.

By The Mighty Name of Jesus.

May all of us know His love that surpasses knowledge that we be filled with the measure of all the fullness of God".

Thank you also Lord God for Chislain's allies both seen and unseen. Beckoning Chislain's coworkers to respond to You, on her behalf. Thank You Lord for restoring our friend and comforting her. You Lord God will use this trial by drawing us, your people together and giving us insight on how to pray for this dear woman. Just this very incident grows our faith, and matures us.

Now may this Child of God, as well as ourselves, have power "to know This Love, that surpasses knowledge that we may be filled to the measure of all the goodness of God".(Eph.3)

Wed, October 22, 2014 @ 9:31 AM

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