Today myself and Lorraine and her friends from the Baptist church paid a surprise visit to the Preventorio with two birthday cakes and birthday presents for five children who had birthdays this month.
What a pleasure it was to see them all again and to hear them sing happy birthday to their friends in both languages, English and Spanish.
Jorge showed us the new doors that were put in place in September in the hall to keep in the heat and shut out the noise from the games room.
He also took us to the gym where members of the church had erected a giant climbing frame, ball pond, tunnel and slide earlier in 2012 to confirm how it still gets used.
It’s such a happy place and the children a cared for by a group of devoted staff.
I came away knowing that remembering the children once a year is not enough. I will be back there in February for those birthdays!