Thursday, July 12, 2007

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Rakieta today. Now she is able to live a normal life
Rakieta approximately one month after surgery. Her host dad made her a special shoe so that she could begin to walk unassisted and more balanced.

Rakieta before she came to the US for treatment

Rakieta is from Burkina Faso, West Africa. She, as a small child accidently spilled kerosene on herself while filling a lamp. When she lit the match to light the lamp her legs caught on fire.
She came to the US in 2003 for skin graft treatments at 13 years old. Shriners of Cincinnati did a wonderful job with her care. Today she is back home with her family and now attends sewing school. Her host family continues to work with the birth family and physicians in Burkina to make sure her ongoing medical needs are being met. In fact the friendship between the 2 families has helped bring many resources into Burkina where the need is very great.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Roberto or Romie

This is Romie with his host brothers in Dec about 11 months after arriving. He is growing like a weed now . All procedures are going smoothly.
Romie in January 2006 just before arriving in the US

This is Roberto. He likes to be called Romie. He is now 15. When this picture was taken he was 14. He has come from the Philippines for extensive medical treatments from Yale Medical Center. He was born with multiple congenital anamalies. These procedures have helped him thrive and grow and to be able to function normally. Romie seems to be contagiously cheerful. It is very life altering to meet children with so many problems who can spread so much love and sunshine.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Children's Chance

I am Dorita Urrata. I am the Director of Children's Chance-Connecticut, a non-profit organization created to help children from other countries who need medical care and can not get it in their home country.
This blog has been created to let our friends know what is happening, to give people looking for help or a way to donate our organization's information, and lastly, a way to post good news, pictures and cheer about all Children's Chance kids.

Please do check in regularly.

Children's Chance Connecticut
45 Proctor St
Waterbury, Conn 06706