Meibellin’s Medicine Chest.
Meibellin Midence (2008-2010) was an impoverished child who became ill with a common stomach virus at the age of two.
Most children survive the diarrhea and the vomiting associated with a virus, but Meibellin did not. She died of dehydration. Her family did not have access to a doctor, or a nurse, or even common over-the-counter medications. Without medical intervention, Meibellin died on April 18, 2010.
Rhonda Covington, founder of Foundation Missions in Clinton, Louisiana made it her goal to establish a medical clinic in the village of El Naranjal, Honduras, so that common illnesses would no longer claim the lives of the children there. It has been named, “Meibellin’s Medicine Chest.”
The Village Council has provided land, and has granted permission to build a clinic. In addition, the Honduran Federal Government will staff it with a nurse. However, the clinic is more than a building, and in need of furniture, supplies and equipment, in addition to on-going provisions of medications.
Rhonda began the effort by collecting donated, over-the-counter medications, and medical equipment to be shipped in a container to the village. The first shipment was delivered in September 2010.
Since that time, the Medicine Chest has expanded to include prescription medication to assist the elderly who cannot afford life-saving medicines such as insulin and high and blood pressure medications.
Currently, the clinic is being held in a temporary location until the building can be built. Fountain Missions has teamed up with Rhonda do achieve this goal.
In September, Fountain Missions in St. Louis, Missouri will be sending a team to help with construction of the building, hold an eyeglass clinic, distribute hygiene bags, and visit those in need.
The plans have been drawn, and the estimated building costs prepared. Fountain Missions will be a part of making this much needed clinic a reality.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: The monies for the building are being raised block by block. We need 2,000 blocks for the building with each block costing approximately $1. Please consider a generous donation, knowing that your donation will create this building to care for the medical needs of these impoverished children. Your donation is tax deductible.