New legs and new shoes

Nawar was learning to walk again after a successful operation to straighten her bowed legs when physical therapist Michelle Pullen from South Africa noticed she was having trouble stepping smoothly with her left foot. In Michelle’s home country, she could have just ordered some prosthetic shoes for Nawar, but in Benin – West Africa there was nowhere she could get them made.

Wanting to ensure her patient got the very best treatment Michelle spoke to Michael Jones from Australia, one of the ships carpenters, to see if he could help. He took Nawars left sandal and modified it to Michelle’s … Continue reading