Thursday, 25 August 2011
Abdul Kanneh (patient story)
Because the clefts made it difficult for Abdul to get all the nourishment he needed, he was not growing as he should. Worried and anxious, Fatmata brought her two-month-old son to a Mercy Ships screening, hoping that the volunteer surgeons could repair his clefts. Little Abdul was accepted for surgery, but since he was underweight, he was placed on the Infant Feeding Program to help him gain enough weight to undergo surgery.
The volunteer surgeons repaired Abdul’s clefts, and the difference was obvious on the faces of both the baby and his mother. Finally, they could both smile. Fatmata and Mbalu were delighted. Now little Abdul would have a life free of physical disfigurement and verbal abuse. “Thank you, thank you, we are very happy,” they both repeated.
Story by Elaine B. Winn
Posted by thefarrells