Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Early

Happy with their straight legs
A team of orthopedic surgeons from the Netherlands was here one month ago.  In eight days they operated on 80 children straightening crooked legs.  They have been coming to St. Martin de Porres Hospital for years delivering this wonderful service.  The children remain here for three months and when their cast are removed they go to Bafut, a rehabilitation hospital also run by the Franciscan Sisters.  

Terry and I have enjoyed interacting with the children as they recover.  They all have big smiles admiring the straight plaster casts covering their legs.  

They and their families are enjoying this special Christmas Season!                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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