Print: Thiery in the Sunday Herald Sun

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“How a poor kid from Africa – with no name and legs that wouldn’t work – came here and was saved by a group of inspiring Victorians”

Journalist Grant McArthur met Thiery from Madagascar and reports that ‘while his past may be shrouded in darkness, the future is full of hope for the boy pieced together by Children First Foundation, a Melbourne surgeon and the Victorian couple who found him in the African bush”

Publication: Sunday Herald Sun
Date: Sunday 4 May 2014
Journalist: Grant McArthur
Photographers:  Tony Gough and Jay Town

Grant’s article tells of the skills of Assoc Professor Leo Donnan, the surgeon who took on his case, and the generous contribution of St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Thiery returned home to Madagascar on 4 May, escorted by Roxanne and Thierry Le Blanc, the Melbourne couple who met him and then cared for him during his stay.

Read Thiery’s very moving story