In 2010, two moms from Temecula traveled with a mission team from Nightlight Christian Adoptions to Kampala, Uganda to serve at Tender Hearts Babies Home. While there, the team filled the shelves with clothes, blankets, medicine and toys. We also had the privilege of playing with the babies residing at the home.
One of those babies was Vivian. She was rescued out of very difficult circumstances and had a myriad of ailments, including malnutrition, when she arrived at Tender Hearts. Ken, Cathy and the staff at Tender Hearts nursed her back to health; however, she contracted malaria and then meningitis. Her little body was unable to fight off the meningitis and in the spring of 2011, Vivian's passed away. It is in her memory that Vivian's Hope was formed and operates as a volunteer ministry under Nightlight Christian Adoptions.
The mission of Vivian's Hope is to raise the funds necessary to provide for the medical needs of the babies residing at Tender Hearts Babies Home located outside Kampala, Uganda. Since 2011, Vivian's Hope has provided for basic medical care such as immunizations, general check ups and medication. On occasion, a baby is taken into Tender Hearts who needs extra special medical attention or surgery. Vivian's Hope has been able to provide for those needs as well.
Since the Vivian's Memorial Clinic opened in 2015, fewer babies must be taken to the hospital for care as they can be cared for within the clinic. Our supporters have allowed Vivian's Hope to contribute to the purchase of an ambulance, immunizations for the children and nannies, special medication, a full time nurse and a part time doctor. As Ken & Cathy work toward reuniting children with their family, placing them in a foster home or determine it is necessary to place a child for adoption, Vivian's Hope helps keep the children healthy & strong!
Courtney Atnip, Co-Chair
Kellie Falk, Co-Chair