While helping children in Nigeria, a social worker, Anja Ringgren Loven from Denmark, met a little boy and published the heart-breaking photos of him on her Facebook profile, which raised the awareness of many.
Namely, this 2-year old little man has been abandoned by his parents, since they thought he was a witch. The boy was left on by himself, and his condition was terrifying when the Danish social worker found him.
After 8 months of wandering around, Anja provided proper care and medical assistance. She even called him Hope as soon as she published the photos.
Nowadays, the results of her love and care for Hope are evident. The condition of the boy has been significantly improved, even though his chances of survival were minimal initially.
Hope has gained several pounds and looks much healthier and happy now, which can be seen on the newest photos.
Along with the new photo, Anja also wrote:
“The day I carried this sweet little boy in my arms for the very first time I was so sure he would not survive. Every breath he took was a struggle and I did not want him to die without a name, without dignity, so I named him Hope. Hope to me is a special name. Not only the meaning of Hope, but what it stands for. Many years ago I got the name HOPE tattooed on my fingers because to me it means: Help One Person Everyday.”