Senegal Boy Receives Life-Changing Eating Disorder Treatment

“Life is hard … Having a child who was born without the ability to eat,” said Ndeye. Ndeye’s only son Cheikh was born with a cleft lip and a cleft palate. As a result of this he struggled to breastfeed. His mother bottle fed him infant formula, trying desperately to ensure her baby had the nutrition he needed. Swallowing was difficult and Cheikh developed an aversion to food.

Watch what happened next for Cheikh on his road to recovery thanks to treatment on board the Christian medical ship The Africa Mercy on Senegal.


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