Read Adama's Story

Adama was blind for nearly a year. She'd never seen her babies' faces. She thought this was her fate, forever.

Read Mafouidya's Story

Mafoudiya felt invisible. It was hard to see past her deformity. Her cleft lip caused her emotional and physical pain.

Read Djazim's Story

Djazim developed a condition known as windswept legs. His exuberance diminished. His future was in danger.

Read Julienne's Story

Julienne’s bowed legs grew worse each year. So did the rejection, shame and isolation.

Read Pierre’s Story

Without proper nutrition growing up, Pierre’s twisted, windswept legs threatened his future.

Read Salamatou and Mariama's Story

When poor nutrition caused a bone deformation in two sisters, their entire futures were threatened.

Read Edith's Story

When Edith was 7, a tumor started growing on her face—just like the giant one on her mother’s face.

Read Paul's story

Unable to eat or drink because of his cleft lip and palate, Paul’s life was in danger.

Read Tresor's Story

It took months for cataracts to destroy Tresor’s vision—and just twenty minutes to restore it.

Read Esther’s Story

One windswept leg was robbing Esther of the joys of childhood while threatening her future.

Read Monique’s story

Monique hid her blindness from her family, until it finally shut her off from the world.

Read Cecilia’s Story

Cecilia always smiled, even when her twisted knee made walking painful.