Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Life of a Child = PRICELESS

I love the MasterCard "Priceless" commercials.  Some of them are funny and some of them will touch your heartstrings. 

Over the last two weeks I have been diligently working to find medical care for a little baby girl in Haiti.  This little girl has some significant health issues and will likely not survive if she does not receive medical care.   She desperately needs to come to America where she can get her medical issues resolved.  In order to come to America she must arrive on a medical visa.  To receive a medical visa you have to show proof that the medical services will be covered by the facility providing services or an individual.   I have contacted four local children's hospitals and have received the same response each time, "we have limited charity budget and all funds have already been allocated for the year".

Every time I received that response I thought of the MasterCard priceless commercials.  What price can you put on the life of a child.  My understanding is that it would cost around $184,000 to provide the needed medical services to this little baby.  So is that the cost of a child's life?  $184,000?  Is there a number that we would place on our own children's lives?  Or would we go to the ends of the earth to get our children medical care?

I don't know what to say. 

 I am at a loss for words.

the life of a child = $184,000

The Life of a Child in God's Eyes = PRICELESS

1 comment:

  1. Have you tried contacting the Drs. who would treat her? Perhaps if one of them would take up her care and advocate, they could make the arrangements with the hospitals....

    Just a thought. You might also share what her need is, to see what connections readers might have...

    Love your heart!

    Lisa H.