Ganiyou recovered so well under the care of the Africa Mercy nursing staff that no skin graft surgery was necessary. Another positive outcome was that no burn contractures developed.
Ganiyou has made a remarkable recovery. He believes that because he was happier onboard the ship than in the local hospital, his body was able to heal faster.
Though Ganiyou has lost his arms, he hopes that he can one day “do things normally again.” With the help of Mercy Ships and his new positive outlook on life, Ganiyou will no doubt achieve his dream.