Patient stories of hope
A growing tumor inside Sekouba's mouth impaired his breathing, then threatened his life.
She was just a toddler when painful burns all but destroyed her arms and dreams. All Gamai wanted was to be like other little girls.
Adama was blind for nearly a year. She'd never seen her babies' faces. She thought this was her fate, forever.
Mafoudiya felt invisible. It was hard to see past her deformity. Her cleft lip caused her emotional and physical pain.
Djazim developed a condition known as windswept legs. His exuberance diminished. His future was in danger.
Julienne’s bowed legs grew worse each year. So did the rejection, shame and isolation.
Without proper nutrition growing up, Pierre’s twisted, windswept legs threatened his future.
When poor nutrition caused a bone deformation in two sisters, their entire futures were threatened.
When Edith was 7, a tumor started growing on her face—just like the giant one on her mother’s face.
Unable to eat or drink because of his cleft lip and palate, Paul’s life was in danger.
It took months for cataracts to destroy Tresor’s vision—and just twenty minutes to restore it.
One windswept leg was robbing Esther of the joys of childhood while threatening her future.