Three weeks after orthopedic surgery to repair her bowed legs on the #AfricaMercy, Mariama was up and about getting a cast change. Seeing her without casts marked a very special moment for the 6-year-old and her mother, Sifaye: the first time they saw her straightened legs. Sifaye couldn’t believe the transformation! “I was so surprised. I thought her legs would always be bent for the rest of her life. We were never going to afford to get her to a hospital, so this is a miracle for us," she said. Mariama is currently continuing rehab with the volunteer physical therapists on board, ad she can't wait to be out of her cast and running around freely. #GlobalHealth #GlobalSurgery #MercyShips

Posted by MercyShips at 2022-09-20 13:19:45 UTC