A Leg Up On Life


Where Goiters Grow

While visiting Kenya a few weeks ago, I was able to meet with various medical patients who have been helped by the Critical Medical Needs Ministry of Heaven's Family over the last ten plus years. Through all my travels, it did not cease to amaze me how many individuals shared with me that their lives had been changed by the medical care they were provided with, thanks to the generosity our donors.

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Image of twins after receiving surgery

Successful surgery for twins

The four-year-old twins in the photo, Maria and Zainab, were born in May 2018 in Sierra Leone with both of their femurs bowing. They were diagnosed with Blount's disease. Thankfully, it was fixable! With surgery, both girls would be able to walk normally. But the girls' father earns just $120 a month as a teacher, making the $8,000 cost of the two surgeries completely unaffordable for their family.

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Image of child in Guatemala with medical need smiling

Rescued from the brink

Our ministry partner in Guatemala found Kevin lying alone at home crying, with a leaky diaper and soaking wet clothes. He suffers from severe cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia and was very malnourished. His family often left him alone during the day. The scars on his lungs suggest that they may even have tried to kill him with dangerous chemicals to relieve themselves of the burden of feeding him.

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Picture of Carolyne’s before and after surgery

Better late than never

Carolyne first noticed a lump on her chest in 2016. But she didn’t go to the doctor because she couldn’t afford it. She and her husband have seven children and just meeting their basic, daily needs is a struggle. Over time, the lump grew drastically and caused Carolyne severe pain.

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