Miracle by name, miracle by nature
A simple procedure after birth is all it takes to treat a child born with a small hole in their heart. But in Ghana's remote Upper East Region, qualified health professionals needed to carry this out are rare. For little Miracle, the situation was life threatening.
Her parents put everything into getting her to a hospital in the captial, Accra, but an extensive waiting list meant it wasn't looking positive.
An introduction to AfriKids Ghana Director, Nich, was a beacon of hope for the family and an immediate appeal was launched to raise funds for Miracle to have the surgery elsewhere. The procedure is only effective if carried out before six months and the time was drawing closer. With a public call for support, Nich and the team pulled through and Miracle was rushed to India for the surgery.
Returning to Ghana in full health, the team have been proud to see Miracle grow up and there were big celebrations for her first day at school!