Etienne Update

Many of you may remember Etienne. When we first met him, he was being held at the hospital because his family was not able to pay the bill. He is the little boy in Cameroon who suffered sever burns to his feet leading to the amputation of his right leg below the knee and the most of his left foot. The burns happened under "mysterious circumstances". Where most of us would have been angry and bitter, He is a happy, loving and outgoing child with an infectious smile. With some help, he was able to be discharged from the hospital and is practicing getting around with crutches. It is a real challenge on the bumpy  dirt paths. He is currently looking at the possibility of more surgery and a long process of rehabilitation. The goal would be for  for him to be able to get fitted for a prosthesis. Mbingo hospital, not too far from him, has an extensive physical therapy department where they also do prosthetics.