I finally heard from James after the Easter Holiday and he had more illnesses to report. He did inform me that Roo is still not totally perfect yet but continues to improve from the last case of malaria. Lucy is fully recovered from her incident in which she passed out. His email says:
"Dear Mama Hicks,
I happened to stop by today to see Paul and Hannah and the new baby and they are all doing fine. Samuel recognised me well and was smiling and calling me Uncle Jane. So funny. On my way back i stopped again to say hello to Hannah's mother who has not been feelign well the past three years. To my surprised i met Alimamy Hanna's elder brother seriously ill too. I mean very very serious. He is the doctor who circumsized ROO when you visited several months ago. I remembered Fr. greeted him well. He is the same guy that help me out when i was seriously with the Typhoid illness last year.
Please pas this on and keep him in your prayers. Doctors still cant diagnose what is wrong but his condition so bad and he feels so warm and losing so much weight. he cant eat well, nor talk much. The other sad thing is his wife divorce him five months ago and took away his only child, long story.
He was happy to see me and firstly ask for ROO and then you guys in a low tone. I felt so terrible to see a medical man so seriously ill.
Thank you very much. I will be seeing him again tomorrow.
Thanks for you concern.
St. Simeon Skete, Taylorsville Kentucky USA
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