Succour came for a two-year-old boy whose parents abandoned and left to die as a good Samaritan picked him up and made sure he has a life.
A Danish aid worker with the heart gold, Anja Ringgren Loven, has given life back to a two year-old child abandoned and left to die by his parents on the suspicion that he is a witch that has been bringing misfortunes to his family, reports Daily Mail.
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Loven who lives in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, runs a charity foundation called, African Children's Aid Education and Development Foundation, has been actively involved in rescuing vulnerable children dubbed child-witches, a phenomenon that has ravaged the South-South state for years.
In the recent rescue operation, the modern day Mother Theresa captures how she rescued the little boy whom she named Hope, from the throes of certain death and nurtured him back to life.
Eight months after, the boy who was emaciated and riddled with warms at th time Loven found him walking aimlessly around the streets of Uyo waiting for death to take it, is now a healthy boy, all thanks to the Danish woman who is married to a Nigerian, David Emmanuel Umem.
According to Loven, Hope was been treated to remove worms from his belly and daily blood transfusions to replenish his red blood cells and today, according to her, is ' little strong boy. This is what makes life so beautiful'
She spoke of the pain she felt when she found the little kid wandering the streets:
"Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we've both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children.
When Hope reached the hospital, he was given medication to remove the worms from his belly and daily blood transfusions to incorporate more red blood cells into his body.
Hope's condition is stable now. He's taking food for himself and he responds to the medicine he gets. Today, he has had powers to sit up and smiling at us. He's a strong little boy.
I just don't know how to describe it in words. This is what makes life so beautiful and valuable and therefore, I will let the pictures speak for themselves," Loven said.
Two days after Loven found the boy, she asked for help with Hope's costly medical bills and received $1million in donations from around the world.
"With all the money, we can, besides giving Hope the very best treatment, now also build a doctor clinic on the new land and save many more children out of torture!" she said.
She and her husband, Umem, are now building their own orphanage which will include a children's center where the children she saves live and received medical care, food and schooling.
See the heartbreaking photos in Pulse Gallery.