Incredible transformation of the two-year-old boy who almost starve to d.e.a.t.h on the streets of Nigeria

Incredible transformation of the two-year-old boy who almost starve to d.e.a.t.h on the streets of Nigeria

A THREE-year-old Nigerian boy who was found emaciated and suffering with worms after his family left him for dead has been snapped on his first day at school just one year after being rescued.

A devastating picture of a lady giving water and biscuits to an emaciated boy went viral and broke headlines last year. On January 31 2016, a two-year-old boy was rescued from the streets of Uyo Southeast Nigeria by a Danish aid worker Anja Ringgren Loven.

Danish philanthropist Anja Ringgren Loven saved the youngster after his family abandoned him over fears he was a “witch” in January last year.

He lived on the streets for eight months, eating leftover scraps tossed by locals.

Disgusted by the boy’s condition Ms Loven gathered him up, fed him and gave him water from a bottle.

She wrapped the toddler in a blanket and cradled him in her arms as she took him to the nearest hospital .

Ms Loven founded the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation three years ago to help children who suffer unimaginable cruelty after being labelled as witches.

Ms Loven said: “Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we’ve both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children.”

Ms Loven, who has lived in Nigeria for several years, has shared a heartwarming snap of Hope’s first day of school after he made a miraculous recovery in the course of just one year.

The boy named Hope, was accused of being a witch and later disowned by his own family. With the right amount of love and proper medical care, he is now as fit as a fiddle and packing his bag for school.

Ms Loven took to Facebook to post the new pictures of Hope on his way to school.

Writing on Facebook last January Loven said,

“On the 30 January 2016, I went on a rescue mission with David Emmanuel Umem, Nsidibe Orok and our Nigerian team.

“A rescue mission that went viral, and today it’s exactly 1 year ago the world came to know a young little boy called Hope.

“This week Hope will start school.”

The charity is appealing for donations to help pay for Hope’s medical bills.,,

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