Help Children in Poverty
Who Need Urgent Medical Attention
Compassion’s Child Development Program ensures that children living in desperate poverty have access to medical check-ups.
But, what happens when a child living in poverty needs surgery?
Fatao, a 6-year-old-boy living in Burkina Faso, encountered this exact situation.
Compassion’s Medical Assistance Fund stepped in and thanks to you we raised the $23,000 needed for Fatao to receive life-saving heart surgery.
This young boy is now in recovery and has the hope of a childhood he didn’t have before. (Watch and learn more about his journey to healing below.)
But what about the other children? What about children like Alexander, Rossy and Victoria?
Several children living in poverty stricken conditions are in need of serious medical attention. In fact, the number of proposals for medical assistance has more than tripled since 2008 and this year alone Compassion received 35 meddical proposals.
You can help.
When you donate to the Medical Assistance Fund you are helping respond to situations that include:
Please give today.
For the first time ever, we are bringing you the opportunity to follow along. You can follow the story below or on our blog.
Also, follow us on Twitter as we provide updates using the hashtag #Fatao. Fatao's Heart Journey Surgery Begins
World Class Health Care in Chennai, India
Fatao the day before surgery — In Chennai, India
Interview with Fatao's Doctor
Fatao is Recovering from His Successful Surgery
Thank You for Helping Fatao
View photos from Fatao's JourneyThis photo album contains photos of Fatao at home in Burkina Faso and the start of his journey to India for heart surgery.
Fatao's parents will not be traveling to India with him They are trusting God that everything will turn out well.
"I am not worried . . . All for me is about having hope and prayer. I pray for him to recover and come back to us. This is a matter of distance. If he were here, I would be there, but it’s too far. I will keep praying here so that he comes back to us." – Kone Lassina, Fatao’s father
"I know that I cannot be there, so I am just praying that my son returns home well, and I am praying that we are all well, too." – Sanaou Pauline, Fatao’s mother