Category: Patients

  • 2018 22 May

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    Healing The Hurt: Pierre’s Story

    Healing The Hurt: Pierre’s Story

    “What happened to me, mommy?” Pierre would ask, “When are you going to fix my legs?” Unsure how to answer her four-year-old son, Edwige made a promise that she would do everything she could to find healing for Pierre’s twisted legs. When she first noticed Pierre’s legs were growing differently than the other children, their […]

  • 2018 21 May

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    Breaking Barriers: Bernard’s Story

    Breaking Barriers: Bernard’s Story

    Despite his work ethic, intelligence, and passion for education, 19-year-old Bernard faced a future where he would not be merited by his hard-earned qualifications nor his determination to succeed. Instead, he would be judged by the genetic neurofibromatosis that had disfigured his face for over a decade. When Bernard was four years old, his parents […]

  • 2018 21 May

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    The Transformation After the Scars: Leon’s Story

    The Transformation After the Scars: Leon’s Story

    It was a normal afternoon for 42-year-old Leon as he caught a lift on the back of a friend’s motorcycle. Racing through frenzied traffic, the driver swerved to avoid oncoming vehicles as they made their way across the city. Suddenly, they lost control and Leon was thrown from the bike. Given the extent of his […]

  • 2018 17 May

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    A Three-Month-Old Fighter: Part One

    A Three-Month-Old Fighter: Part One

    The first sight of 3-month-old Paul revealed a feather-light bundle cradled in his desperate mother’s arms. His skin was paper-thin and his body remarkably tiny. He weighed just over 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) – less than he had when he was first born. The tiny baby was born with a cleft lip and palate that […]

  • 2018 17 May

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    Overcoming Their Mountain: Salamatou And Mariama

    Overcoming Their Mountain: Salamatou And Mariama

    High up Mount Manengouba in Cameroon, through rocky terrain and lush foliage, lies the beautiful village of Bororos. The journey to Bororos consists of a steep, uphill horse ride surrounded by craggy rocks with only wildlife for company. But two little girls, sisters Salamatou and Mariama, had never left their village high in the hills […]

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