Manseur was first admitted to Bansang in 2006, suffering from incredibly extensive burns to much of his body. This happened when the thatched roof of his compound caught fire, and collapsed on him as well as a number of other boys. His recovery was agonising and prolonged because at the time of his admittance, the hospital did not have access to the specialist burns dressings and treatments that are now provided by Bansang Hospital.
Mansaur when he first arrived at Bansang
His burns were caused by a thatched roof that ignited
The old style dressings needed changing every single day
Staff, attempting to straighten the contracting skin of Mansaur’s hand
Which was understandably agonising for Mansaur
Such injuries would have been fatal in the old children’s ward.
3 months later – the skin is healing (causing abnormalities in the process)
Without specialist care, the skin unavoidably contracts
The dedicated staff have helped Mansaur to overcome the terrible burns
Incredible progress – the burns are now nearly healed
The left side of Mansaur’s head
Showing the terrible legacy of his burns
But as with so many patients, despite the hardship, they still smile!!
Mansaur with Anita – walking around the Mitie house
Mansaur, Anita and one of the dedicated nurses
Anita and Mansaur, 3 months after he was burned
Attempting to straighten Mansaur’s left hand
Mansaur at his compound, with his sponsor, Dennis Robinson
Thanks to the Rotary Club of Norwich, no child will have to endure what Manseur went through. & thanks to Dennis Robinson – organiser of the Scooters in the Sahara project – Manseur can also rest easier now, knowing that he has a great man supporting and sponsoring him as he looks to a better future.