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We support our pediatric surgeons as they return home to set up clinical practices and be part of the solution to the high child mortality rates in their respective countries. Resourcing those surgeones changes based on country and local needs, but includes in various ways across the continent.

– Supporting surgeons with fair and competitive wages
– Paying hospital fees for families who cannot afford care
– Training pediatric occupational therapists
– Providing physical rehabilitation to children
– Providing appropriately fitted wheelchairs to children
– Operating mobile clinics to ensure patients who cannot reach hospitals get access to care
– Providing chaplaincy and psychosocial support to families
– Providing public education campaigns around disability inclusion




The First Pediatric Surgeon in Sierra Leone

Dr. Aiah Lebbie is a graduate of our pediatric fellowship and went on to be the first and only pediatric surgeon working in his home country of Sierra Leone. He shares his heart about what it takes to save lives. Supporting BethanyKids means supporting people like Dr. Lebbie who are pioneering lifesaving work in their home countries.

Why do we provide spritual care?

Many of the children we serve haven’t just experienced a physical tragedy, but also something profoundly emotional and spiritual. They have been told they didn’t matter. They’ve been told they were a curse, or worse yet they were abandoned by their own parents.

We believe that every child matters and we believe that all people, whether born healthy or born with a genetic abnormality, are beautiful creations of God. Where we assign labels like deformed, cursed or rejected, God’s language is far clearer: LOVED.

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Our staff, deeply motivated by their own belief in God’s love, care for children regardless of background or culture with mercy and compassion. We hope that any child we meet experiences a profound transformation that goes beyond the physical and includes the realization that they are profoundly loved and that they truly matter as a human being.

That’s why in addition to providing physical healing care, a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on, we seek to introduce any of the families we serve to a loving church in their home communities so that they might have the support they need to care for their child. And we hope that they might know that all people are created in God’s image and are His dearly loved children.

Francesca, who is part of our spiritual care team, is someone who has lived and experienced this not just as a staff member, but as a patient.