physical care

You Gave Life-Saving Care to Susan

Susan from Uganda knew that the terrible shaking could happen at any time—at school, while she was doing chores, when she was with her friends. Sometimes, the tremors were so bad, Susan lost consciousness.

How You Are Saving the Lives of Children Like Alice

 
Fourteen-year-old Alice* lay sick in her home in a remote village, fearing for her life. She was in desperate need of a doctor, but in rural Sierra Leone, health care is hard to find.  
 

Medical Miracle, Thanks to You!

 
Originally posted 06/22/2018.
 
Three-year-old Pablo* might not be alive today—or be able to see—if it weren’t for you. 
 

The Girl Pulled from the Rubble: Bolivena's Story

 
Six-year-old Bolivena was trapped in her house during the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. The cement blocks that used to be the walls of her home now lay on her little body, crushing her pelvis. 
 

The Healing Power of Compassion

 
Sick children can carry deep emotional pain with their illnesses: feelings of shame, uselessness, and loneliness. It takes a special kind of person to help heal both emotional and physical pain.

Now I Can See: Estrella's Story

 
Estrella’s name means “star” in Spanish, and her eyes reflect that as they sparkle with joy. But this wasn’t always the case for the young Dominican girl. 
 
“I would get teased a lot,” says Estrella of her life before COTN.
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