One of the most common and urgent special needs we are asked to help with is a condition called Anal Atresia (AA). Many years ago, we had a supporter complain that she shouldn’t have to read “that word” while drinking her morning coffee, so for quite some time we actually would say that a child had an emergency intestinal issue instead. With so many orphaned children having AA, however, we think it is important for people to understand just what this medical need entails. We care for many children with this condition at both our Heartbridge and True Children’s Healing Homes, and with proper medical care, the majority of them do extremely well.
One of our great volunteers has put together an information sheet about this medical need called, “Spotlight on Anal Atresia“. “Poop. Kids giggle at the mention of it…” is how this fantastic little piece begins! Read more