Aicha was burned in a house fire. Her right ear was missing.Without proper wound treatment, the burned skin contracted, severely restricting her arm movement.

A free surgery on-board the Africa Mercy solved the physical problem, but her glassy eyes remained round and wary. Her little body had endured a lot in its four years, including heartache. You see, the fire had also killed her mother. Underneath
Aicha’s wounds was a child scarred by anxiety, grief, and inconsolable fear.

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Winning Aicha’s Heart