Breaking News: 15 kids arrive back from Ghana tonight, straight and happy

It’s days like today that I feel like I’ve won the lottery!

We have had about 26 Ethiopians in Ghana for spine care for several months now. At this moment, 9 are in traction. Tonight, 15 patients returned to Ethiopia, 10 of whom had spent months in traction. One who had a particularly complicated course had been in Ghana for over 18 months! They were met by tearful families who were amazed to see the newfound health of their kids and relatives.

Take a look at their faces. In many cases, you can see small round circles about an inch over their eyes where the traction screws went in.

We are now working hard on our next group to send out in the coming weeks.

With happiness from Addis Ababa,

Dr. Rick and the JDC spine team

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