Like many other young people we help, Obsa felt shy and isolated before his treatment for a rare condition – KlippelFeil syndrome, which restricted movement in his neck. After years of rejection from his community he felt like he was the only person who was ‘different’. But during his treatment Obsa was able to meet other young people with various impairments, and he made good friends with Ashetu who survived noma. When we spoke to Obsa, he told us how the treatment has helped him and how he does not feel alone anymore.
Watch this video to see just how helping a child receive treatment really does change their life. If you like it, please share with your friends.
We raised a fantastic £47,870 during the Big Gi...
Listen to two BBC World Service interviews with Project Harar surgical teams from 2007. First up, an interview with Sissay Befikadu, who was in charge of the cleft programme at Yekatit-12 hospital. And secondly, an interview with Klaas Marck, a Dutch plastic surgeon and chair of the Dutch Noma Foundation.