Courage comes in the shape of a small abandoned boy
Like all other children, Victor loves playing games and drawing on his iPad. He dreams of being an engineer someday. Maybe one day his dream will come true, but first he must grow up.
Victor was born with severe scoliosis that caused his spine to flatten and his ribcage to twist. Abandoned by his mother at birth he was placed with his aunt who was very poor. At the age of three Victor was sent out to beg in the streets where he was noticed by a pastor who took him in. But fate dealt Victor another blow. He came down with pneumonia and the pastor was unable to give him the care and medical attention that he needed. He brought Victor to Casa de Luz praying for their help.
He is loved, well cared for and thriving at Casa de Luz but his condition has worsened. Now at the young age of seven he has a rib hump which is squeezing his lungs and heart. Without the necessary three-part corrective surgeries this bright little boy would not see another birthday.
All Children met Victor in April of 2018 and immediately agreed to help fund his three surgeries. Victor had his first surgery early in May. The doctors were very pleased but Victor developed an infection. This brave little “tiger” fought through his difficulties and never stopped smiling at the nurses and doctors. Victor has his heart set on being a successful engineer one day and will fight to earn that opportunity.
Victor has two more operations scheduled in the coming months with a very high rate of success. Watch for further updates of this courageous little boy.