Betty Gifford

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Birthdate Nov 16, 2014

Betty loves looking at her hands. She can walk when you hold her hands, she loves dancing.  She crawls really fast and she can walk by herself with the baby walker. Pray that she can walk soon.

Betty comes from the Masese slum. Most people there have lost hope in life and become drunkards. They drink the pain of hopelessness away. Most people from Masese are from the North Eastern part of Uganda, Karamoja. That region is dry most of the year and so they always have difficulty in having enough food that is why they run away to Jinja in search of a better life but they instead end up in Masese. Betty's mother claims she is not the mother but we believe she is. She claims Betty belongs to her brother who passed away. The reason we believe she is the biological mother is because she was breastfeeding Betty when she was found. We tried to persuade her that she should keep Betty and we will find help but she refused. She threatened to do something to Betty if we didn't remove her. The social worker that brought her to Sonrise was almost in tears at this point. We agreed to take in Betty in hopes they they can be reunited at some future date. We believe the reason Betty was rejected is because she has a medical condition.  Please Pray for complete healing and pray that the Lord will give Betty's mother a change of heart.  Until then she is at Sonrise where she is loved and cared for by many.