Catherine Elisiga was born August 26, 2005
Catherine's brother, Junior, is also in the Sonrise Children's Home with her. Brothers and Sisters are a special gift from God and one that should never be taken for granted. Cathy was around 4 years old when she came to Sonrise. She came from a village where her family was very poor. Her mother died sometime after Junior was born, so they were raised by their father. Their father and uncle were very close and lived next door to each other. Their children grew up together, although their uncle's children were much older. Shortly thereafter, Cathy and Junior's father died and they were left in the care of their uncle. They were very close to him and even called him father. At night, Cathy and Junior slept in a hut by themselves because the uncle left often. Cathy and Junior were left alone most of the time with very little adult supervision. Because they were all alone in the house by themselves, Cathy and Junior always slept together on the mud floor. Both Cathy and Junior were very malnourished as they were always left with very little food and or milk. Cathy came to Sonrise with only a pair of mismatched shoes and the clothes she was wearing. God is watching over Cathy and Junior's precious lives. He has never left their sight. Cathy is our oldest and brightest at Sonrise. She is so smart and loves to learn. Cathy has the most contagious smile.