Esther, a Ugandan girl with a hole in the heart

We have flown Sulaiman and Esther from Uganda to the Narayana Hospital in India for heart operations. Sulaiman is a 13 month old boy who has AVCD – a heart defect. He also has Down Syndrome. Esther is a 14 month old girl with a ‘hole in the heart’ that needs surgical repair. We also…

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Joshua

We arranged for Joshua Kigozi, 18 months old, to fly with his mum to Bangalore, India for surgery.  He underwent an AVCD repair on Friday under Doctor C Reddy, Cardiac Surgeon and on Saturday he was moved to ICU to recover. AVCD is the most common congenital heart defect found in children with Down Syndrome.…

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Liliane, aged 5

In 2015 we arranged for Liliane Yanga to be flown from Cameroon to a hospital in Milan for a life saving operation. Liliane was only 7 months old when she was operated on for a congenital heart disease – truncus arteriosus.  Her father recently sent us this photo of Liliane who is now 5 years…

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Charity Adanuvor 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…

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Pictures tell a thousand words! Day 4 post-op and surgery has gone very well – Ethan’s tummy is much smaller, drains out, eating a little and maybe discharged end of week. Yes, our dear little Ethan is coming back this week from Ghana with his dad, Charles.  He is to have a second op on…

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Update 13 February – 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 the 13th…

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Gloria after her operation

Rabiatu had her second leg operated on in Niger during August and is now walking with the help of a walker – photo of her recovering. Gloria’s condition has been more complicated but she had an operation in July on her first leg – photos pre and post op. Gloria (16yrs) has known little but…

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     Derrick is a little boy from rural Ghana who was born with radial club hands. He was introduced to us and we transported him to the Mercy Ship in Benin where Dr Tertius Venter performed successful surgery on his hands and arms in January. He is now back home with both arms splinted perhaps…

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    Kisakya Mukama (meaning God’s grace) was born in Uganda in December with a life threatening condition – Right Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia -meaning the space where his right lung should be was occupied by the liver and pushing his right lung onto his heart and left lung. A local mission doctor, Becca Jones, demonstrated…

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      In late December 2016, our contact in Ghana introduced us to Derrick who had club hands. We referred this to our Medical Board and having consulted surgeons on the Mercy Ship (Africa Mercy) in Benin, we were able to transport Derrick and his mum to Benin.  He was operated on 20 January and…

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