Shakul — the Story Behind the Striking Eyes

An up-close photo of a Ugandan boy with blue eyes and a white stripe of skin down his forehead.

Shakul’s unique beauty seems to have struck a chord, so we wanted to share his incredible story with you.

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4 Things I’ve Learned From Living Without Hands

A girl with limb difference wearing a white dress with a blue sash leans against a fence.

Eleven-year-old Cleidy from Guatemala was born missing both hands. Here is an essay this bright girl wrote about what she has learned from living with limb difference.

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A photo of a girl with Apert syndrome in a white shirt with a flower on it standing on a road in front of a village and mountain.

How This Amazing Girl Is Fighting Bullying and Changing Attitudes

When we first shared the story of Karunia, a young girl with Apert syndrome, she blessed so many of us. Recently, Compassion Australia caught up with Karunia and her family to learn how she is doing. Be inspired by these beautiful photos and this family’s love and bravery!

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This Is How Grace Lives Without Limits

This Is How Grace Lives Without Limits

Many in Grace’s community saw her disabilities as a curse and even suggested to take her life. But her mother would go to great lengths to ensure she was safe, loved and could live without limits.

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It's Love That Will Drive Out the Darkness

It’s Love That Will Drive Out the Darkness

Every day, I’m hit with a headline in the news that leaves me feeling helpless. Acts of violence and hate seem to be happening more than ever. So this month for our “Totally Worth It” series, we’re highlighting stories and people who are lighting up the world through acts of compassion and love instead of hate.

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For the Love of Her Daughter With Down Syndrome

For the Love of Her Daughter With Down Syndrome

Even though she’s a single mom who lives in an impoverished community in Ecuador, Blanca is determined to see her daughter Naomi who has Down syndrome succeed.

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Not Just a Day

Some days, most days – they’re just that. Days. And then one day. A day that seemed like it would be just a day, breaks open like a piñata you’ve been swinging at for years.

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Don’t Hide Special Needs Children From the World

Erick is a very special child who enjoys participating in every activity at the San Pablo Apostol Student Center. There are some things he can do and others that are are more complicated for him, but nothing keeps him from trying.

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A Special Needs Child Living in the Developing World

Dhanush would bang his head hard on the ground and pound his fists against the hard cement ground. For our staff and for his mother, Indrani, it was heartache.

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