Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wisconsin couple offers home to terminally ill children without families

Cori Salchert and Charlie
SHEBOYGAN -- Two parents from Sheboygan say compassion brings children into their foster home, but it's their faith that allows them to care for these children who may not have much time left here on Earth.

Since Cori and Mark Salchert brought Charlie home in October 2015, they've gotten the post-travel routine down. But it's difficult to say that anything is routine when you offer your home to children who are terminally ill.

Charlie cannot breathe or swallow in his own. He suffered brain damage before and during birth, and he requires 24-hour care.
Mark Salchert with baby Charlie.
"This is a suction machine. It helps keep his saliva down," Mark Salchert said.

"With Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, generally children don't live past the age of two," Cori Salchert said.

Cori Salchert, a registered nurse, and her husband began fostering terminally ill babies more than three years ago.
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I missed this story a few months ago when it made the rounds.  The Salcherts have already had eight of their own children. This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever witnessed.

Also Sheyboygan Press: Sheboygan family opens home to hospice kids
Live Action: Family opens home and hearts to terminally ill children
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