CHARITY from GHANA Charity had an operation last week on Mercy Ships for her ameloblastoma - large benign facial tumour - this is probably the largest one we have seen - it would eventually have killed her by blocking off her airway. The surgery was a success and Charity is doing just fine. She will stay on the ship for 3 weeks recovery (she has to learn how to move her lips and close her mouth) and then return to her home in Ho, Ghana. Please pray for Charity as she recovers. We are very grateful for the help of Mercy Ships and Dr Gary Parker.
ETHAN UPDATE Ethan had a successful op at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford and is now back home recovery well - he is a very happy boy.
TWO BOYS TO GUINEA -Don't Mohammed (11yrs) and Alhaji (12) look fantastic? All credit to the skills of Dr Tony and the staff at Hope Medical Clinic, Guinea - thank you. The boys arrived at the Guinea border on 12 February and a car picked them up on 13 February to take them home to Port Loko, Sierra Leone. It is heartening to see them smiling and looking so much better. ''See the One, Love the One''
Partners & Links
There are many organisations that we partner with in one way or another. We are thankful for these organisations working with us, combining our different areas of expertise to keep the focus on helping the children! In particular, we would like to thank Mercy Ships, Saving Faces, Enable The Children, Cuore Fratello, Chain of Hope, VARAS Ghana, The G4 Alliance, CURE International UK and EducAid.
Willing and Abel seeks to provide connections between children in developing nations and specialist centres, helping with visas, passports, transportation and finances. Willing and Abel aims to see the one and love the one -because we believe by transforming individuals; families, communities and nations can be transformed.
Dr. Abigail Estelle,
MBBS, MRCS(Eng), BDS, AKC
Founder of Willing and Abel
Why 'Willing and Abel'?
Abel was born in March 2009 in N Cameroon with his heart outside of his chest. Abi visited him in hospital and arranged for him to have surgery in Milan,Italy. The op was a success but unfortunately Abel died in 2011 from Malaria. Abi set up the charity in March 2009 and called it “Willing and Abel” both to recognise Abel as the first child and what the charity does - being willing and in God being able!
Willing & Abel Video
Please watch our video if you would like to find out more about us. If you are running an event for Willing and Abel, feel free to use this video (also on YouTube).