Leticia: Cured Times Two
Seven-year-old Leticia lives with her family in a thatched-roof hut in rural Côte d’Ivoire. One day, a neighbor noticed an odd swelling on Leticia’s right elbow. He had heard radio ads warning about such symptoms. He thought it might be serious. So he advised Leticia’s family to take her to the nearby clinic.
Their neighbor was right—Leticia had the flesh-eating disease Buruli ulcer. But that wasn’t all. The nurse at the clinic also found a red patch on Leticia’s skin. It was leprosy.
Her mother was so worried, wondering how they would be able to afford treatment for these two, terrible diseases afflicting her precious little girl.
But thanks to your generous gifts, Leticia received the cure for Buruli ulcer and the cure for leprosy. The open wound on her elbow was treated and bandaged.
The family was so grateful for the compassionate care they received.
And their neighbor was inspired to become a community health volunteer, educating people about these dehumanizing diseases.
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of Leticia’s family, and her community.