Joseph Mwiti (Forest)

Arrived October 2008, Joseph was born and abandoned at birth in the forest on a cold, rainy day.  He was just hours old when we were called to pick him up. When we arrived he was choking, his lips were blue and his body temperature was very low. We took him home and made him a bed on a camp shower filled with warm water (our makeshift incubator). His temperature returned to normal. He was a fragile baby who tested positive for HIV, since his mom never breast-fed him, he now shows no signs of HIV. He was named after Joe, who was there and went to the hospital with us to rescue him.