Welcome! This site is dedicated to our daughter Carisa (nicknamed Kika) who was born with spina bifida and as a result is paralyzed from the waist down. Kika has normal intelligence and lots of potential, but we need help with the funding of her ongoing medical care to help her realize her full potential! We are a missionary family of eight —Mom, Dad and six children—currently residing in the states. The Lord has never failed to supply all our needs and while praying about what to do to cover the expenses we face for Kika, He encouraged us to put up a site to seek the help of others. Please don't hesitate to help us in this worthy cause! Even if you can only contribute $10, it will add up and be greatly appreciated! If anyone feels led to contribute on a regular basis, that would be terrific! No donation is too small nor, for that matter, too large!   What is Spina Bifida? For those of you who don't know what spina bifida is, it is a malformation of the spine which occurs during the mother's pregnancy. The results are varied depending on the location of the malformation. In Kika's case, it left her paralyzed from the waist down. Shortly after birth she needed an operation to close a hole in her back and then another operation was performed to insert a shunt (a plastic tube) from her brain cavity to her abdomen to control a related condition that she has, called hydrocephalus. She was also born with clubfeet. Kika's ongoing needs are many. She needs therapy, braces, x-rays, regular lab tests, brain scans, special equipment, etc. This is a condition which will require attention and care for her entire life.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and consider our request. And a special thank you to all of you who decide to donate. We know that God will bless each one of you! Remember, you can never outgive God! Love and prayers, Wayne and Esther (Kika's parents) Farewell: With this post we would like to announce the official closing of this site. We will leave it online for history’s sake and as an ongoing testimony of Kika's life and story and the miracles of God for the past nine years. It truly has been a remarkable journey. Perhaps Kika will start her own blog some day to keep you updated but at this point, we've come to the conclusion that Save Kika has served its purpose, and served it well. We'd like to thank all those who have sent donations over the years, it is because of you that Kika is alive and healthy and happy today! May God bless and keep you and reward you an hundred-fold for your support! Meet the Man If you haven't yet met the Man who has power to forgive the past, transform the present, brighten the future, and grant heavenly happiness forever, you can right now. Jesus promises all that if you will sincerely pray the following prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for dying for me so I can have eternal life. Please forgive me for every wrong and unloving thing I have ever done. Please come into my heart, give me Your gift of eternal life, and help me to know Your love and peace. Thank You for hearing and answering this prayer and for being with me always, from this moment on. Amen.