On a fateful day in December 2016, Abubakarr’s life changed forever (you can read his story in our Fall 2019 magazine.) There was an accident involving a motorcycle, locally known as an “okada," near Abubakarr’s home. The motorcycle burst into flames, and Abubakarr was blasted by the explosion, sustaining second and third degree burns on his legs and arms. During his long recovery in Mercy Hospital, Abubakarr's goal was to play football (soccer) some day. With the determination and faith of a child, he has achieved his goal, and today he plays football with his friends every day after school. Abubakarr lives with his large, multi-generational, and very loving family in a small home not far from the CRC. Abubakarr and his brothers have been able to attend school through the CRC's education program, and he still receives regular care from Mercy Hospital as he continues the long recovery from the accident. In the video below, he expresses his gratitude for the CRC and Mercy Hospital, and the care he and his family have received.
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