Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dutch Treat

Crooked Now
Straight Forever
The Dutch Orthopedic Surgeons are here for 2 weeks for their semi-annual visit.  They will be operating on over 70 children with crooked legs.  Cameroon has an incredible number of children with severely crooked legs for a variety of medical reasons.  Every bed in the hospital is presently occupied and some beds even have 2 children in them.  The Dutch have been coming here for many years and over 1000 children have benefited from the surgeries they provide.  It is a joy to see the smile on the faces of the children as they look at the casts on their now straight legs.  Most of the children will remain here for 8-12 weeks until their casts can be removed and Physical Therapy can be started.

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