Valentine’s day is not a carefree day at Nkoaranga orphanage. Just three years ago, an electrical short caused the orphanage baby room to catch fire, and seriously burned two children. It might have been much worse except for the heroism of Cantate, one of the orphanage mamas and one of the two kindergarten teachers. She carried every one of the seven children in that room (all under nine months) to safety, incurring serious injury herself in the process. Her scars are badges of courage. Pray and David will also carry the scars of that day on their bodies forever. We are very, very lucky and grateful that nothing worse happened.
|David, whose legs were very badly burned|
|Pray, who was burned badly on his head|