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Léonie, a year later

Léonie, a year later

A year ago, everybody was holding his breath. Léonie was having an operation for an intracranial abscess, which was causing serious physical mobility impairments and some pain since her arrival at the CCC in December 2011. This difficult operation was a complete success. Today Léonie is a young chimp full of joie de vivre, living happily in her group. We wanted to thank again all the persons who got together to give her a second chance.

Leonie is a fighter!

Leonie is a fighter!

Leonie is doing very well! She recovered quickly from the surgery. This young lady is amazing! The surgeon removed a small piece of a bullet, several tiny pieces of bones and some fibrous tissue from the abscess. He didn’t touch to the brain as it was very risky and he hopes the abscess was not affecting deeper the brain tissue… Leonie has now a 10 days antibiotic treatment and we hope it will completely clear the infection!

Yes!!!

Yes!!!

The surgery is done, everything went well! we are very relieved! The surgeon had to clean the abscess, he removed a peace of infected skull and found a piece of a bullet…Now, with an antibiotic treatment of several days, everything should go back to normal for Leonie! Thanks to everybody to make this possible, to give a second chance to Leonie! And a huge thank you to the surgeon!

The big day is very soon for Leonie!

The big day is very soon for Leonie!

Estelle, with the TV crew and the neurosurgeon, arrived safely in Faranah. They have finished the shopping at the moment, with the CCC team, who comes every WE to buy supplies. Karl, the surgeon, also saw one of our worker’ mum who suffers from a respiratory infection. Estelle bought her a treatment. Then, the team has taken the road to go to the sanctuary. Leonie is apparently doing very well, which is really good news for the surgery: she will…

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Leonie is doing well!

Leonie is doing well!

Leonie is doing well! The date of the surgery appoaches and we wanted to thank all the people who donated to help us to cover all the costs. We managed to collect aroud 1600 euros, which is great! Next week the CCC team will bring Leonie to the hospital in Kissidougou to make new X-rays, in preparation of the surgery. The neurosurgeon (who is coming voluntarily) will arrive on the 28th of Sept in Conakry and will operate Leonie on the…

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Excellent news for Leonie!

Excellent news for Leonie!

We have a great news to share with you! Thanks to Mr. Arnaud Bennett, director of the PAL, a partner to the CCC, we got in touch with Dr. Karl Champeaux, a neurosurgeon currently working in the hospital in Strasbourg, France, who’s agreed to come to the CCC to operate our little Leonie’s head abscess at the end of September. Léonie was confiscated by the Guinean authorities in Kindia, Guinea from a Guinean military who’s bought her from a Sierra-Leonian…

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