When 7-year-old Alejandra’s fever climbed to over 105 F and she lost consciousness, her parents rushed her to the nearest hospital. Doctors there struggled to determine a diagnosis, and her fever kept rising. Alejandra’s mother, Norma, was devastated.
“I froze completely when the doctor told me that if we had faith, we should pray because my daughter was in a very critical condition — at the brink of death,” Norma says.
It wasn’t until Alejandra was transferred to another hospital with better services that her family finally got a diagnosis: Dengue fever had affected her lungs and her liver. They didn’t know if she would recover. Alejandra remained unconscious and connected to an oxygen source for the rest of the week. She was hydrated and fed intravenously. The only sources of hope for Alejandra’s parents were the prayers of their church and family members.
“Compassion center staff members called and prayed on the phone for Alejandra and us. Thanks to this, I felt loads of strength in those difficult moments,” Alejandra’s father says. “We realized that even though we are not always faithful to God, he is always faithful to us.”
Miraculously, after several days, Alejandra woke up. She has since made a full recovery and is in the second grade at school, where she loves reading and playing ball. She and her family are grateful for God’s healing hand and for the prayers of her Compassion center staff that they believe made all the difference in Alejandra’s recovery.
“I believe that if Compassion and the church hadn’t been there, my daughter wouldn’t be here today,” Norma says. “We believe that God put the Compassion staff members in our lives for a reason because they were a great support for us.”
A Prayer for a Dream in Togo