Healing Mariama’s Smile

Healing Mariama’s Smile

Healing Mariama’s Smile.    Country | Senegal  Age | 7 Months  Surgery | Maxillofacial Healing Mariama’s Smile.  Country | Senegal  Age | 7 Months  Surgery | Maxillofacial Seven-month-old Mariama is a lively,...
Bowed Legs. Broken Dreams.

Bowed Legs. Broken Dreams.

Mansare Stands Proud.    Country | Guinea  Age | 4  Surgery | Orthopedic Mansare Stands Proud.  Country | Guinea  Age | 4  Surgery | Orthopedic Four-year Mansare had struggled all his short life with a condition...
An Unshakeable Smile

An Unshakeable Smile

Saliou was too young to realize that he was different. At two years old, the little boy had no idea that his cleft lip set him apart from the other children. Blissfully unaware, the condition had no damper on Saliou’s personality, which brought joy to everyone he met....
Healing for Houssainatou

Healing for Houssainatou

A Smile Stolen.    Country | Guinea  Age | 10  Surgery | Maxillofacial A Smile Stolen.  Country | Guinea  Age | 10  Surgery | Maxillofacial Houssainatou’s childhood was defined by a painful tumor that had grown...
Kadiatou’s Journey

Kadiatou’s Journey

Kadiatou didn’t understand why her hands and feet weren’t like the other children, nor did she know why her mother had to tie her shoes on with string to stop them from falling off. Click to watch Kadiatou’s video. Since birth, she’d suffered from clubfeet and...
Sky High Dreams

Sky High Dreams

Sema’s Story: For most of nine-year-old Sema’s childhood, his dreams — including his hope of one day becoming a pilot —have felt compromised by the sharp curves of his legs. This orthopedic condition, commonly called “bowed legs,” often begins at a young age as...