How Compassion Helps
Ammy was born with retinoblastoma, a malignant, metastatic cancer. Without surgery to remove her eyes, the cancer would spread to her brain and she would not make it to her first birthday.
When Ammy was 8 weeks old, surgeons removed both of her eyes. Her recovery was slow and painful, and her family fell deep into debt. Then her mother Lourdes discovered Compassion and saw how the staff looked into her daughter's face with no disgust or fear.
Compassion workers arranged for Ammy to be fitted with prosthetic eyes. The medical program covered Ammy's bills, and a month later Lourdes held Ammy in her arms, staring in wonder at her daughter's blinking brown eyes.