Elmer’s left leg didn’t grow as fast as the rest of his body. At thirteen years of age, his deformity was getting worse. Only an operation could fix it.
“Don’t bring that thing to my house!” Kou heard her son say. But Kou’s grandmother heart could not leave the baby to die. Her name is Miracle. She was born in the heart of Liberia with a cleft lip and palate and a missing leg. Superstition has many Liberians believing that birth defects are a… Read more
A huge bone tumor on Bridget’s lower jaw grew to the point where she was no longer able to eat solid food. Death was on the horizon for this orphan in Kenya. Thanks to CAM’s Special-Needs-Fund, Bridget’s life was spared. Doctors removed her lower jaw and replaced it with titanium plates. Now she can eat… Read more
Through CAM’s Special-Needs-Fund, hundreds of impoverished people receive critically needed medicines and surgeries. Vlad lives in Ukraine with his parents and five siblings. Although he is only five years old, he is diabetic and needs insulin shots and pills every day. These special medicines are quite costly for his family who already struggles to make… Read more
The one-room house where Evelyn lived with her four children and two Ebola orphans was not always a shelter. When it rained, the room filled with rain and sewer water that overflowed from an open septic tank outside. Sometimes Evelyn and her children stood in knee-deep water all night because there was no dry place… Read more
Winfred from Kenya lost half of her lower jaw due to cancer, making it difficult for her to eat. Through the Special-Needs-Fund, CAM plans to help Winfred with a chemo treatment and possibly an artificial jaw. We also provided her with a blender to grind her food. If you would like to help people like… Read more
About five years ago, Emilson Antonio in Nicaragua accidently bruised his leg on a rock while harvesting sugar cane. Shortly afterward, an infection developed. The infection soon spread from his leg to his hip, slowly eating away at his hip joint. Emilson visited various doctors and had a number of minor surgeries, which gave him… Read more
When Liline Moise came to CAM’s clinic in Haiti with an enlarged painful abdomen, we suspected a bowel obstruction from parasites. This would require immediate surgery. Her family could not possibly afford such an expense, even though her situation was life-threatening. The staff gave Liline a ride to the hospital four hours away and, through… Read more