Grace and Jems

With a father in jail and a missing mother, Grace and Jems ended up in a child care facility in Silang, Cavite (Philippines). A history of family abuse fueled by alcohol has left these children broken... We will start the process of rebuilding their lives, filling them with love and acceptance, caring for them, educating them and most importantly, just being there for the long road ahead.

Jems is four years old and weighs just over 7kg (16lb) - A staggering 15kg (36lbs) short of the average male of that age. I am reluctant to post this photo, but hang in there with us and we will post some encouraging updates in the coming weeks as we work to help this little boy and his sister.

Update 18 May 2015

Jems getting betterSince arriving Jems has seen some fantastic improvements. He now weighs 8.4Kg and is smiling and giggling. However Jems is severely delayed when compared to the expected physical and mental developmental milestones.. He has had a traumatic upbringing that has obviously had severe repercussions and will need special one-on-one attention.

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The Ruel Foundation is a not-for-profit Children's Charity committed to bringing significant and lasting change to children in need around the world.