This is a story of Hope. That’s his name.
He’s the two-year-old boy who was abandoned and left to starve to death by his parents in a village in Nigeria.
After wandering the streets for a reported 8-months the child was seen by Danish aid worker Anja Ringgren Loven who stopped to give him water and rescued him from certain starvation.
Now named Hope, the boy who was sick with worms and malnutrition was taken to Ringgren Loven’s care on January 31st and has been reciving medical attention ever since.
“Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we’ve both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children,” explained Ringgren Loven who suspects that is the reason Hope was abandoned and not taken in by others.
The Danish aid worker is the founder of African Children's Aid Education and Development Foundation, which she created three years ago to help children that have been labelled as a witch and therefore neglected and even killed by the members of their community.
After a few weeks of treatment, including blood transfusions to up his red cell count and medication to rid him of worms, Hope’s condition is stable and he is well on the way to recovery.
“Today, he has had powers to sit up and smiling at us," Ringgren Loven wrote on her charity's Facebook. "He’s a strong little boy.”
“This is what makes life so beautiful and valuable and therefore I will let the pictures speak for themselves.”
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