Dieter Telemans

Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA

Joyce (not her real name) was born with two badly deformed legs. Her mother took her to two hospitals, neither of which could do anything to improve her situation. As she grew, Joyce gained a small amount of mobility by using her hands to pull herself along in a sitting position. But this meant she was always dragging her body and knees along the ground. After three months and four operations at the CCBRT (Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania) disability hospital in Dar Es Salaam, Joyce's legs are straight for the first time in her life. Once the cast is removed, splints will be applied and with physiotherapy, Joyce should be able to run and play with the other children in her village.

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