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111 Children and 2 adults benefited from surgical operations thanks to the support of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy and have come back to living a happy life. Geneva, February 5, 2020. The surgery project supported by A.I.C.O.D.S. ended at the end of January 2020 on the Mercy Ships hospital ship in Senegal. Thanks to the contribution of the Dames and Knights of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, 113 patients, including 111 children, benefitted from totally free surgery and thus they were able to come back to a decent life.

Prinscio is one of the children who can now ride a bicycle thanks to the support of the Knightly Forces of the Royal House of Savoy. Born into a poor family with a severe “bilateral clubfoot malformation”, a common disease in Madagascar, he took his first steps at the age of two, and experienced extreme discomfort and suffering from his condition of disability.

Prinscio’s parents could not afford to pay for the necessary surgery. Hopelessness and sadness seemed to prevail, despite the fact that the child continued to show his desire to enjoy life. “He smiles with all of his body” Prinscio’s mother used to say, almost as if she was resigned to what appeared to be an immutable condition.

One day, the Mercy Ships’s hospital ship appeared on the horizon. Prinscio’s parents were full of joy and hope and chose to send an application to the charity organisation for their child to undergo surgery.

“Mummy, when I have normal feet, I will ride a bike and play football”, was the refrain they often heard from their son.

Thanks to the work of Mercy Ships and the support of the Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy, Prinscio has now returned to leading a normal life like all the children of his age and he is free to ride a bicycle and look forward to fulfilling his dreams.

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