Author Country :Kenya Genre Type :True Story Location :Nairobi, Kenya Year of Publication :0/ Publication :“Footprints of Hope” (Maryknoll, December, 2002) Sub Theme :Blessings, Healing/Health, Helping the Needy, Service/ Author Name :/ Author City :Nairobi
While most children their age show off a
new pair of shoes, two Kenyan brothers, Franco age 4 and Kisenga age 6,
proudly show off their new feet. As AIDS orphans, the tots lived barefoot in
the gutters of Nairobi, Kenya where their feet were so infested with larvae that
they could no longer walk. But after two months of treatment at St. Mary’s
Mission Hospital their feet became as good as new.
The doctors and
nurses at this Catholic medical center did even more for the siblings. They
donated the secondhand clothes the boys wear and provided the loving attention
they needed to recover from the psychological trauma of being abandoned. When
the boys were fully healed, the staff found a home for them.