Bezawit Tesfaye (Age 10)

Bezawit has severe scoliosis. Her lung capacity is 45% of normal, her growth stunted. Her twin sister towers over her. The girls are living with their grandmother and other relatives in a one-room house. Bezawit is #12 in her class at a government school, and wants to be a doctor.

2 Responses

  1. Wow! What a beautiful child. It’s the personal description and picture that has me going for my wallet (I can’t afford much, but every donation helps, right?)

  2. Hello,
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