French charity opens its heart to change children’s lives in Burkina Faso
La Chaine de l’Espoir undertook an open-heart surgery campaign there in January, giving five youngsters hope
At the end of an empty hallway in a Burkina Faso teaching hospital, a group of children sat together in medical gowns, nervously awaiting operations that could save their lives.
The smallest, nine-year-old Landry Nion, fixated on a phone game, while an older girl cheerfully encouraged him.
“After the operation, I would like to become a footballer like (Lionel) Messi,” Landry said shortly before his surgery...