A man, name unrecorded, with an obvious need, who stopped by our site in Freetown for some free crutches.
Recovered spinal surgery patient Fatmata Turay sharpens her skill at blowing bubbles.
Mohamed, age 35, split his right knee cap, in an accident. We had Mohamed’s knee cap wired back together by a local orthopedic surgeon in Freetown. He is doing well.
Ten-year-old Fatmata had suffered for more than three years with an abscess in her left jaw before receiving medical and surgical treatment to relieve her pain, remove the infection, and induce the growth of new bone tissue.
Balay, now age 18, was born with a form of dwarfism that left her legs twisted and unusable. Africa Surgery has instructed her in the art of crocheting.
Kadiatu Conteh’s legs are weakened by the polio she suffered as a baby. She is now learning tailoring at ASI’s Freetown-base-site, and uses a hand crank attached to the fly wheel to power the sewing machine.
When she was a child, Mayateh lost the use of her legs to polio. Now, at age twenty, she is learning the tailoring trade at Africa Surgery’s new skills training program in Moyumba town in southern Sierra Leone.
Africa Surgery provided Yabum, age six, with surgeries and physical therapy to release her elbow and one wrist which had been restricted by scar contractures from the time when a burning mosquito net fell on her when she was a baby.
Beatrice, who is profoundly deaf, attends the St. Joseph School for the Hearing Impaired, and was very happy to receive a small packet of gifts from the Africa Surgery donor who is sponsoring her education.
Now he is walking again Jaffar can start a new life
Africa Surgery patients in the waiting room of the surgeon.
Mariama after her surgery to place an artificial hip.
Kids that have had surgery thanks to Africa Surgery are taking part in a games program.
Calm Africa Surgery patients are sitting outside.
Alie Conteh just after his surgery for scoliosis.
Ibrahim is working on his revalidation.
Ibrahim (left) and Hassan in the surgery where they both have had surgery.
Group photo of patients and helpes from Africa Surgery in the FOCOS hospital in Ghana.
Aminata (above) and Fatimata just after their surgery.
Africa Surgery-patients at a traction walk. This is an exercise to straighten the back.
Aminata is working on her revalidation.
Aminata and Fatimata in their room in the FOCOS hospital in Ghana.
Patients of Africa Surgery on the meeting point of the FOCOS hospital.
Jaffar from Uganda is prepared for his surgery for scoliosis.