Noah is ELoH’s youngest beneficiary in Liberia. Earlier this year we met him together with his mum Grace. Excited to have visitors, Noah rushed past his mum and led us down the narrow alleys between the huts and houses to his home, saying “Hi” to neighbours and friends as he whizzed past.
It was a remarkable thing to see.
Why? Because five-year-old Noah was born without a fully developed leg. Until early October, he had never walked. Every day, his mum would carry him on her back to kindergarten, where he was lonely and felt different from his peers.
Today, this is hard to imagine. Noah’s new prosthetic leg fits him like a glove and he has adapted to it at remarkable speed. Thanks to a school grant, his mum is able to send him to school on a regular basis, where he feels included and loves reading.
Noah also received another ELoH intervention: life-saving surgery to cut back the growing bone pushing through the skin of his residual limb. This surgery can mean the difference between life and death as infections can develop easily. This is the most expensive treatment – the one that is most out of reach for parents like Grace
The prosthesis has made a huge difference to Noah’s life. He enjoys playing football with his friends and even showed off his dance moves when the team visited him at school. His favourite subject is Maths, and he would like to be a Computer Scientist one day.
Your generous support has made this life-changing support possible. If you would like to help more children like Noah, please consider donating here.