HIV is a virus that claims many innocent lives when children do not have access to antiretroviral medications. Fortunately, it is treatable and the children who have access to medication and adhere to their treatment can live indefinitely without developing AIDS and can live long and full lives. HIV is now considered a chronic but manageable disease, even easier to treat than pediatric diabetes.

HIV can NOT be spread through casual/household contact. HIV is not spread through hugging, kissing, shaking hands, sharing toys, sneezing, coughing, sharing food, sharing drinks, bathing, swimming or any other casual way. It has been proven that HIV and AIDS can only be spread through sexual contact, birth, breastfeeding and intravenously (such as used needles and blood transfusions).

Children born to women with the virus have a chance of becoming HIV positive due to mother-to-child-transmission. These children are innocent carriers of the virus. The children you see below are currently living in institutions. Sadly, if they end up aging out of institutional life, there is a high likelihood they will be ill on the streets in a life of crime.

Recent laws in the US and Canada allow for these children to be adopted. Being in a loving family helps them access medical care and gives them the opportunity to have a normal, healthy, productive life. They can go to college, get married, give birth to healthy babies and live long enough to meet their grandchildren.

Here is an overview of the medical aspects of living with a child with HIV.

PLEASE HELP US raise grant funds and awareness for these precious, waiting angels. You really can save a life, with even the smallest gift! You can make a Paypal donation or send a check (no Paypal fees) to: Reece’s Rainbow, Reece’s Rainbow, PO Box 277  Monrovia, MD  21770. Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each waiting child donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund as well!

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The Reece’s Rainbow Prayer Warrior Ministry was created with three goals in mind:

  1. To lift the daily needs of each waiting child up in prayer
  2. To lift Reece’s Rainbow up in prayer
  3. To lift the families whom God is preparing for each waiting child up in prayer

 

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Oscar

oscaroscar-2017-croppedBoy, born 2010

FAS, HIV
other disorders of the nervous system, other disorder of psychological development, chronic atticoantral suppurative otitis media

New pic January 2017!  He also has a brother born in 2007

Listed: Nov 30, 2016

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

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Henley

henley Boy, born 2008
HIV, slight mental delay

Listed: Nov 28, 2016

Henley is a very quiet boy.

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

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Beckett

beckettBoy, born 2011
HIV

Listed: April 25, 2016

Beckett is facing transfer in summer 2017!!

NEW VIDEO! December
2016:  Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/gctwxCRPL1s

updated pics/video August 2016
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$752.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

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Deric L24

boysillouettenophotoBoy, 5 years old
HIV, Thrombocytopenia (a blood clotting disorder)

Listed: February 24, 2016

This adorable sweet boy is doing well with his medication regime. He has weekly blood tests for the Thrombocytopenia. He takes meds twice a day for HIV. His levels are now normal and the virus is apparently undetectable. He has those blood tests every 2 wks. He likes swimming (he can swim underwater), building with blocks, and playing with cars. This child is naïve, very trusting, and has no fear of strangers. He is good with other kids, but timid & afraid of rough/big kids. There are no limitations on his activity due to his health. He can run, jump, and swim. He uses knee pads & a helmet when riding a bike in order to prevent injury. He is a gentle boy who use to cry often but he has gotten much better and more confident. He had some significant issues with decay in his front teeth; he saw the dentist in fall 2015 and had his teeth fixed.   Now that his teeth are no longer a source of constant infection, his platelet levels have dropped within normal range!

He lives with a foster mother who works very hard to prepare her foster children for adoption.

$1,359.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

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Dryden

dryden

dryden-2017-croppedBoy, born 2010

HIV +, possible FAS
Hepatomegaly with splenomegaly, not elsewhere classified

New pic January 2017!

 

$69.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

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Tyrese

tyreseBoy, born 2010
HIV disease resulting in multiple infections, Disorder of brain, Divergent concomitant strabismus, Atopic dermatitis, Umbilical hernia

This attached picture is NOT recent, but it is what we have available for now. He has 3 older half-siblings, it is believed they live with family at this time.

This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

$85.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

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Patrick

patrickBoy, born 2010

HIV, cardiomyopathy, inguinal hernia, rickets, other congenital valgus deformity of the feet, anemia, disorder of the brain Will try to get his updated picture soon.

Diagnosis are also dated when he was a baby so many things could have gone except for HIV.

 

$85.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!