Samaritan's Purse says Mayo Clinic surgery is life-changing for - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

Samaritan's Purse says Mayo Clinic surgery is life-changing for teenager from Liberia

Posted:
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -

We have some good news to report on the journey of a teenage boy from Liberia we've been following since early January. 

With the help of Samaritan's Purse, Sampson (who lost his only parent to Ebola two years ago) traveled all the way to Rochester from Liberia for treatment at Mayo Clinic. Sampson suffered from a deformity that completely covered one of his eyes and part of another.

Many of you sent cards of encouragement to Sampson. This week, Samaritan's Purse is sending thank you cards to everyone who wrote Sampson. In those letters, Samaritan's Purse says Sampson's surgeons were able to remove the tumor on his right eye and the vision in that eye has been saved. Tumors were also successfully removed from his left eye and left side of his face.

As Sampson continues to heal, he is enjoying his many new life experiences in Rochester like celebrating his birthday, bowling, and eating hamburgers and french fries.

Sampson is expected to make the journey back to Liberia in the coming weeks.
 

  • Mobile Top StoriesMore>>

  • Dayton, Legislative leaders agree to fund Legislature until October

    Dayton, Legislative leaders agree to fund Legislature until October

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL)Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL)

    Governor Mark Dayton and GOP Legislative leaders will meet in a Ramsey County courtroom Monday at 10 a.m. The case involves the governor's veto of lawmakers pay for the next two years. If the governor doesn't rescind his veto, the House and Senate's funding would be cut off starting July 1. But Friday afternoon, Gov. Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt announced that their lawyers had filed a joint stipulation with Ramsey County District Co...

    More >>

    Governor Mark Dayton and GOP Legislative leaders will meet in a Ramsey County courtroom Monday at 10 a.m. The case involves the governor's veto of lawmakers pay for the next two years. If the governor doesn't rescind his veto, the House and Senate's funding would be cut off starting July 1. But Friday afternoon, Gov. Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt announced that their lawyers had filed a joint stipulation with Ramsey County District Co...

    More >>
  • 60 Mile Garage Sale brings in crowds from all over the state and beyond

    60 Mile Garage Sale brings in crowds from all over the state and beyond

    Bargain shoppers, rejoice! Friday and Saturday is a major garage sale stretching 60 miles across the region. Nine towns along the Root River State Bike Trail have been hosting this expansive sale for three years. A few years back, the towns banded together to create the nonprofit known as The Root River Trail Towns. As part of the group, the towns work to focus on showcasing the beauty of the area, with various events to draw in the crowds, such as this 60-mile garage sale. We st...

    More >>

    Bargain shoppers, rejoice! Friday and Saturday is a major garage sale stretching 60 miles across the region. Nine towns along the Root River State Bike Trail have been hosting this expansive sale for three years. A few years back, the towns banded together to create the nonprofit known as The Root River Trail Towns. As part of the group, the towns work to focus on showcasing the beauty of the area, with various events to draw in the crowds, such as this 60-mile garage sale. We st...

    More >>
  • Student actor takes the stage in Pine Island despite the odds

    A student actor takes the stage in pine island despite the odds.

    The Lion King has been staged all over the country. On first glance, the Pine Area People for the Art's rendition was true to form. 

    More >>

    The biggest hurdle for Henry was not physical, but mental. "Coming to terms with the fact that I didn't think I could do it first was very difficult," Hildenbrand said. "That was a low point for me." Judging from his performance, he surpassed his expectations, but says it's thanks to everyone else's help -- especially his parents.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly