Walking to a normal life
Four-year-old Ernest was born with severe physical disabilities. Ernest’s mother died shortly after his birth and his poor father was unable to do anything for his son.
When Ernest arrived at the SOS Children’s Village Abobo Gare at 15 months old, he couldn’t even sit up. Without all the care and support he received, his SOS mother strongly believes “Ernest would not have survived”.
After treatment at a rehabilitation centre in Bonoua, Ernest’s SOS mother has been encouraging him to use his limbs through games and play.
Today, the transformation is amazing. With his special boots, Ernest can now walk unaided and like any lively little boy, he is never in one place for long!
Sponsor a new Village?
For just £20 a month, you can ensure more children like Ernest have the love and care they need. For information about sponsoring our new Village at Yamoussoukro in Ivory Coast, call us on 01223 365 589 or email email@example.com.