Saturday, February 04, 2006

Mercy Ships saves life of boy with cleft palate

Read the story here

Mamadou was eight months old, emaciated, and on the brink of death when he was brought onboard a Mercy Ship docked in the Conakry Harbor, Guinea. His cleft palate made him unable to take in food. Under the nurses' care, he gained enough strength to undergo surgery. The Mercy Ships' surgeon safely repaired his cleft lip and palate.

As you can see, not only did Mamadou get a fine functional result, but a marvelous cosmetic result as well.

There is more information here on Mercy Ships, and how you can contribute.

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