After a team of Child Rescue Centre staff visited Abu Bakarr's family to meet with his grandmother and stepmother, the two women came to Mercy to visit him and meet his caregivers. Abu continues to gain strength and recover from his wounds, and his medical team determined that he could return home during the day.
Abu made his first trip home last month and LOVED it! When he got back to Mercy he was telling the nurses all about his day and how everyone was so happy to see him. He was up bright and early first thing the second morning, dressed and eager to go.
Abu continues to sleep at Mercy and have his bandages changed, as well as eat a healthy breakfast prepared by the Mercy staff, and then he will go home all day, before returning to eat dinner and sleep. He will still get the care and monitoring he needs, while also getting time with his family.
SAC Coordinator Joseph Junisa recently visited Abu to deliver letters from the family of his sponsor, Jessica Mills. While Abu steadily heals from the severe burns he suffered, it looks like he may achieve his dream of going back to school in September, thanks to the careful ministrations of Mercy Hospital and the Child Rescue Centre.