Bette is shown here giving her giraffe, Tootsie, to a little girl who had been brought to the clinic by her father. The girl had a severe burn on her scalp as result of an IV treatment (she is mentioned in Dr. Powell's post below).
The little girl seems delighted to have the giraffe, a small token of love, care and prayer for this little patient who is very ill.
We each brought a plush giraffe with us to Tanzania to give to someone we would meet during the trip. These are the prayer giraffes that we had friends and family sponsor and pray for. Some of the giraffes have wonderful stories like Tootsie's, and we have been able to share here on the blog. Others have been showing up in pictures in the arms of their recipients - the one above is being held by a little girl along side of the dance venue at the Sukuma Museum.
This giraffe is comforting a small child back at the clinic during an exam.
Do you have a giraffe story to share? We would love to hear it and see how giving a plush giraffe can not only brighten the recipient's life but also connect people from the US to Tanzania through prayer.