In places without access to proper medical care, orthopaedic conditions in children are unfortunately commonplace.

Birth defects go uncorrected. Bone breaks are rarely correctly set and mended. Life changing surgeries and physiotherapy relieve suffering caused from deformities and neglected trauma. Because of this programme, children all over Africa are able to run and play, and are given the chance for a productive future that they never would have had otherwise.

Watch this short video to see how, with your help, Mercy Ships is working to help children like Romino re-enter society and giving them hope for the future.