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Mamou the Magnificent
Changing Aracely's world...
Aracely Melgar was six years old when HTC brought her to Toledo so that her heart defect could be treated... read the story
Changing the world for Dural...
Dural Nasario, age 6, came to us from Guyana with a clubfoot. His “before” pictures cause one to wonder how... read the story
Changing Juan's world…
From time to time Helen Salan, Healing the Children’s executive director, sends the HTC board members a ... read the story
Changing Katty’s world… Everyone said yes
It happens fairly often to almost everybody—a situation where everything has to work perfectly in order for... read the story
The Story of Mamou, a Work in Progress
Here is a very special story-the story of one remarkable–no, magnificent–little girl. Read it and know everything about what HTC is, does, and means. These are the... read the story
Changing Shiyu's World...
All Healing the Children stories are touching, we think, because they’re about hope and healing. 
But sometimes we find a child who has endured so much that “touching” is too mild...read the story.
Changing Rafael's World...
Little Rafael Morales, age two, came from the Dominican Republic for surgery on his enlarged tongue. Because of that condition it was difficult for him to eat....read the story
Changing Julissa's World...
Most children who suffer from a heart defect called total anomalous pulmonary venous return, as Julissa Osorio did, do not survive long enough to have surgery. But somehow....read the story
Changing Kat's World...
If you are a follower of HTC and its adventures, you won’t be surprised to learn that the story
of Katerina Sharon Ramirez’s healing began with a moment of sorrow...read the story
Changing Rashida's World...
Rashida Bridgewater of St. Kitts was 12 when she came to Michigan. She had hurt herself playing netball and needed corrective surgery on her left hip...read the story
Changing Julio's World...
Here’s a long name for a tiny person: Julio Alberto Tineo Pena. When Julio came from his home in the Dominican Republic he was 20 months old and looked younger...read the story
Changing Jose's World...
Jose Perez, age 5, came to us from the Dominican Republic. He suffered from a serious heart defect and was very sick when he arrived. His cardiologist was Dr. Kim Lee, and ...read the story
Changing Javisha's World...
Isn’t it wonderful when things get off to a good start? That’s how it happened for Javisha Carey, of St. Kitts, and the Rivera family, Steve and Michelle and their children...read the story
Changing Sarah's World...
Bladder exstrophy is one of the most burdensome conditions one could imagine for a child, and a family. When the bladder is outside instead of inside the body, the problem...read the story
Changing Duy's World...
In the beginning, nothing was in his favor.  He was too old for us (18).  He was in a country where we have no liaison (Vietnam).  He was an unlikely visa candidate...read the story
Changing Julio Cesar's World...
Julio Cesar came to Kalmazoo from the Dominican Republic for surgery on his burn scar contractures. His surgeion was Dr. Michael Nave....read the story
Changing Assouma's World...
Assouma Koumare of Mali was only 5 years old when HTC brought her to Michigan and changed
her world.
Physical healing often brings a child spiritual healing...read the story
Changing Wandy's World...
Wandy Contreros  received remarkable gifts of love and patience during her stay with us.  She traveled to Detroit from the Dominican Republic for treatment of her serious ...read the story
Valeria the Miracle Baby...
Valeria Macias Silva came to us one late night in July. When they handed her to me, I was extremely overwhelmed. Here was a 13-month-old baby, weighing only ten pounds...read the story
Healing for Lesman...
Cara Burke, of Springboro, Ohio, is an HTC veteran at age 17. Her mom Lisa is an HTC
coordinator in the Cincinnati area where, in addition to coordinating, the family
...read the story
Changing Yeffre's World...
Yeffre Ovando, age three, came from Honduras hoping that soon he would be able to walk. Yeffre’s problem was a difficult one: he had been born without shinbones...read the story
Devendra with the Beautiful Eyes...
Devendra Ghamson, from Guyana, was born with bladder exstrophy—his bladder was outside his body. You can imagine his misery, or try to.  He came to Michigan for help
... read the story
Changing Ariana's world...
Beautiful Ariana Zongo was only 5 months old when she came to us, all the way from the African nation of Burkina Faso, and won the hearts of everyone she met... read the story
Changing Caroline and Esmeralda's world...
Caroline and Esmeralda Leger are beautiful identical twins, two-thirds of a set of triplets whose
third member is their brother Eduardo. They are natives of the DR... read the story
Changing Priya's world...
When you see the “before” pictures of her severely clubbed feet you can’t believe Priya Permaul, age 14, of Guyana, was able to walk, but she was.  She walked slowly and... read the story
Changing Freddy's world...
Fredy Cuatro, age 7, of El Salvador, came to us with an ailing heart.  He suffered from tetralogy of fallot, a defect that had to be corrected in order for him to live a normal life... read the story
Changing Andrea's world...
She was just a baby—a tiny baby--when her parents put her in the arms of an escort and waved goodbye as her plane took off for the US. Andrea Gil Torres was three... read the story
Changing Evelyn's world...
Evelyn Quinonez, of Guatemala, was two-and-a-half when Healing the Children brought her to Michigan, but she looked like a one-year-old.  Her medical condition had slowed...read the story
Changing Ronald's world...
Ronald Ramos, also age seven, also came to Healing the Children from El Salvador, and also suffered from... read the story
From Iraq, with love...
We’ve brought five children from Iraq to Michigan and Ohio for medical treatment. Think about it.
If that short sentence balloons into a mass of phone calls and faxes and... read their stories
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