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A Parent’s Heartache Turns to Joy

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Not long after she was born, Kanak developed a slight swelling in her neck. By the time she was three, it had not stopped growing. 

Kanak’s mother said, “We took her to many hospitals. They said the swelling in this gland could eventually kill her if it wasn’t removed. It hurts her and makes her cry, and they said eventually it could swell so much that she would suffocate and die. My husband and I are so worried, but we do not have enough money for surgery.”

Kanak's mother had to take care of her around the clock, so she couldn’t work in the fields. She took Kanak out of school and feared she would get hurt every time she saw her playing. It even hurt for her to eat or drink.

“I love her so much,” said Kanak’s mother. “She is my little princess, but I cannot do anything to help her.”

When Kanak's parents heard about Operation Blessing’s Life Changing Surgeries Program, they reached out to us. Operation Blessing paid for her surgery.

“I am so happy and relieved,” said Kanak’s mother. “Now, she can eat and drink properly. She plays with her friends, and goes to school, and I have no fear she will get hurt. I am working in the fields again and earning a living. Thank you so much for your help. You saved my princess' life.”

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Dan Reany

Daniel Reany works with domestic and international producers to share stories of God’s love changing people’s lives. His main focus is on CBN’s humanitarian work. He holds an MA in anthropology, and volunteers with the Order of St. John. In their spare time, he and his wife enjoy travel, medieval reenactments, and hosting events.

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