Meshack: Living His Best Life After 6 Surgeries and Many Prayers
Fourteen years ago, Elizabeth had never heard the words “nasal encephalocele.” The Kenyan mother sat in a hospital ward, looking down at her baby. She noticed a small lump under his nose but didn’t worry. Her husband, Tunaiyo, was completing the hospital discharge process to take home their baby boy, Meshack. As the delighted family settled in at home with their new baby, they noticed that the lump under Meshack’s nose kept growing.Continue Reading ›
How Healing One Girl’s Heart Is Healing a Whole Community
Mariam is something of a celebrity in her Ugandan community. Everyone wants to share the story of the 6-year-old’s incredible transformation. To her neighbors and fellow sponsored children, Mariam is a reason to hope — even when the future looks about as bleak as it can get.Continue Reading ›
Strangers Shared the Love to Mend Her Broken Heart
This past Valentine’s Day, 12-year-old Irene in Burkina Faso had a broken heart. But she wasn’t the only one. In fact, her mom, dad, brother, grandmother, aunt and her friends felt hopeless and grieved. They all believed this radiant and loving young girl might soon die.
The Remarkable Boy With More Than One Heart
Noah, a young boy in Ghana, felt like his chest was ripping. His heart wasn’t working properly and he needed God to make a way for him.
The Girl Who Didn’t Need a Wheelchair
Imagine a life where every breath feels like your last one; where two or three steps lead to you gasping for air; where a simple cough results in you vomiting blood; where even if your heart’s desire is to run around with your friends, it simply refuses to let you.
No More Fear
When Eyram did not take all of her medication, she had seizures. She lived in total fear.
What Are Complementary Interventions?
What are Complementary Interventions? How do Complementary Interventions help children living in the developing world?
Every Parent’s Nightmare
Many children are lost every single day. But, no parent should have to face the nightmare of losing a child simply because they can’t afford help.
Surgery Update: Fatao’s Heart
Fatao’s story is one of a shy boy who used to spend most of his time away from other children because of the heart disease he suffered from. Today he is fully active and uses every single minute of the day doing things he could not do for many years.
“What’s the One Thing You’d Like Your Sponsor to Know?”
Sponsored children reflect their commitment to God no matter the circumstances around them. As they share their lives with you, they are encouraged by your response to them through your letters and prayers.
6-year-old Fatao Needs Heart Surgery
The total cost of Fatao’s surgery, including passport, visa, travel, the surgery itself and follow-up care, is $23,000. As we did a few years ago with Alexander, we’re asking you for help. Please make a donation to help pay for Fatao’s heart surgery.
You Saved a Life
One of the benefits Rossy received as a sponsored child was a medical checkup. It was during her first medical checkup that the doctor identified a suspicious murmur in her heart.