After a charity appeal, Vel Sakthivel, an orthopaedic surgeon at Southampton Children’s Hospital, offered to operate. He was forced to break each of her legs in three places so as to reshape them.
Gloria, pictured with her mother, Mercy Yeboah (right)
will spend more than eight months in the UK recovering from the operations to correct her bowed legs, which also involved pinning them with 22 screws.
She is now able to sit and stand and she will soon be able to walk and play with friends for the first time. Gloria said the doctors who helped her have changed her life.