Before & After

Neglected Hydrocephalic


Many of our donors, volunteers and visitors have fallen in love with Oscar. He has a following from all over the world praying for him and watching his progress.

Oscar came to us just over 9 months old because his very young then single mum was in great despair about his condition and was not doing well emotionally. To come to our home was a chance at life for him. We recognized his condition as Hydrocephaly and immediately took him to Cure International in Mable. They specialize in this condition so he had the brain surgery that he needed.  Because his head has been so big and his right side paralyzed it has been a chore for him to get moving.  Normal crawling was impossible for him with a leg and arm that would not work and a huge head to hold up.
He developed his own way of sliding around on his tummy or butt.  He has several times daily many exercises to help get the arm and leg that don’t want to work moving. We see more and more progress all the time. He is now standing with help and likes the view from that position. If you see him with a sling on in pictures it is because we are stopping him using his good arm so he will start to use the other more. It is working. He feeds himself with his good arm, plays tambourine and drum with both hands now and is talking a bit more.

He Continues to need your prayers as he has returned to the village and his life has much hardship. His situation is not what we would have dreamed for him. He has grandparents that love him and wanted to take him home.

Welcome Home is still involved with his life to make sure he is being given the best care they can give him. Over this past year when Oscar and his grand parents were suffering because of a drought our Social workers Nancy and Hope delivered sacks of food to them and also some new clothes for Oscar.