Miracle at OTC: The Story of Akua

Akua on August 19, 2009. She was fourteen month old

Akua on August 19, 2009. She was fourteen month old

On August 19th, 2009 I was sitting at my desk when I saw a mother carry her child into the treatment room. The baby seemed so small that I followed her to see how old the child was and what was the problem. I was shocked to find out that she was 16 months old and very malnourished.

She had been born at home, had club feet, her fingers were not separated and she had one eye that was not too good. We immediately took her to one of the Catholic Hospitals about two hours away. After a week he came back to us and we kept the child and the mother and started to work with her.

DSC_0224Slowly she started to gain weight and we started the treatment on the club feet. She was sent to eye specialist who said nothing could be done, she has a chronic infection in her left eye. Recently we were able to have a plastic surgeon separate her fingers. Now the plan is in November to cast her feet again then have a small surgery to correct her feet a little more.

Akua has grown into a nice little girl and is attending school. We see her often and have helped her with school fees.

We thank God for this miracle and pray that she will be able to continue her education and be a good family member and citizen of Ghana.

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Akua now almost 7 years old.

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