Thursday, March 06, 2008

Rickets

If anyone out there is travelling this way and has a bit of space left.... here is a suggestion.

Many of the children here have rickets. This is from a Vit. D deficiency that caused the body not to properly absorb calcium... this causes the bones and skull to deform. It is very painful for the kids as well. We have Vit. D added to our milk at home. The doctor here figures that about two months of Vit. D and Calcium suppliments can cure AND correct most of the cases.

So if you have room, bring lots of Milk.... Just kidding... Vitimin D and Calcium suppliments would be great. If you can bring some please email me at sunmasterjohn@aol.com and we will make arrangements to get it into the right hands.
Blessings John

1 comment:

Tapsalteerie said...

It's interesting that you posted about rickets as I just yesterday read an article about how rickets is on the rise in the US because kids don't drink milk and the use of sunblock decreases any absorbtion of natural Vit D. I wish I were headed back to KG... I'd bring you a suitcase load :)