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God’s Gift of Healing

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Three-year-old, Melanie, was born with an umbilical hernia, a condition that occurs when a portion of the intestine pushes through a weakened area in the abdominal wall near the belly button. At first, Melanie's mom, a single parent, didn't realize what the lump was. But as it grew it caused Melanie to experience a lot of pain.

Adriana took her to the doctor, who said the only way to fix Melanie's hernia was with surgery. Adriana, who works as a washerwoman and tortilla maker, couldn't afford that. "I had to borrow money just to take her to see the doctor," Adriana, who lives in Mexico, told us. "It has been very hard on both of us."

But thanks to the generosity of Operation Blessing donors, Melanie was able to receive the surgery she needed for free, through our Life Changing Surgery program. A skilled surgeon repaired Melanie's hernia, and within a short time, she was pain-free and feeling great.

"Now my daughter will have a chance to study and go to school without distraction from the pain from the hernia," Adriana said. "I am very grateful to the people who helped us!"

Melanie's story is a testament to the power of people who care, who donated to help those who cannot afford needed surgeries on their own.

How you can help:

If you are interested in helping with Life Changing Surgeries like Adriana’s, you can donate here: Operation Blessing.

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Ken Hulme

CBN International Managing Director for The 700 Club | Ken's been telling stories as a producer and writer for nearly 40 years. Currently, he manages and mentors media teams based in countries worldwide that provide stories about the work of CBN, Operation Blessing, and Orphan’s Promise for The 700 Club and other media platforms. He is married with four adult children and nine grandchildren.