Veli was missing.
Normally, the young boy loved the craft and activity time he shared with other children in the cancer ward of the hospital. With endless months of treatment, the play time that our Kardelen staff provided was a highlight of Veli’s day.
“Why haven’t I seen you at our play time?” asked a kind woman on our staff. She found Veli in his bed all alone.
“They cut off my leg,” Veli said. He’d gone into surgery recently, but wasn’t told that the doctors might remove his leg. “My life is over. I can’t play anymore.” The shock and grief of his loss was overwhelming.
Moments like these are why your support of Kardelen Mercy Teams is so important. The woman on our staff was able to hug and comfort Veli. She assured him that although he’d lost his leg, the doctors had saved his life.
Veli’s loss is still hard. But he’s smiling again. And he’s back enjoying the activities with other kids as he recovers.