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Nine-year-old Patricia was brought to Mildmay Uganda by police officers after being found almost lifeless, living in a pigsty.

She had been subjected to terrible cruelty, was emaciated, weak, hungry and her limbs were paralysed. She was unable to walk, speak or eat and weighed a mere 12.6kg. Her lips were visibly swollen as if she had been bitten by an animal.

At Mildmay, Patricia received around-the-clock nursing care alongside a wide range of integrated services from the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate her recovery.

Patricia has now been discharged safely having made astonishing strides and continues to attend Mildmay for rehabilitation and physiotherapy. She is also delighted to be back at school with friends and looking forward to a brighter future.

Image credit: hippopx

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