In the course of her humanitarian efforts in Haiti, 28-year-old Chartered Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Sarah Konk experienced a profound moment that would forever change her understanding of compassion and duty.

During her time there, Sarah encountered a critical situation involving a 3-month-old girl named Nicky, who was brought to the medical center where Sarah was working. Nicky was suffering from severe hydrocephalus and desperately needed surgery to survive.

Initially mistaken for Nicky’s aunt, the woman who brought her to the hospital turned out to be her mother. However, after leaving the baby there, she disappeared.

Following successful surgery and a promising recovery, Nicky’s mother declined to take her back. Sarah, committed to securing Nicky’s future, convinced the mother to reconsider by offering financial assistance and guaranteeing free medical care.

Upon revisiting Nicky’s living conditions later, Sarah was dismayed to find the baby abandoned in poor and unsanitary surroundings at home. Without hesitation, Sarah took Nicky back to the hospital.

Despite bleak prognoses from medical professionals, both Sarah and Nicky persevered in their fight for the baby’s well-being.

Six months later, Sarah was granted custody of Nicky. She ensured Nicky received ongoing medical care and provided her with a nurturing and stable home environment.

Today, at the age of two, Nicky flourishes under Sarah’s devoted and compassionate care, demonstrating the profound impact of love and responsibility.