An Update from Yeabsra & Family

An Update from Yeabsra & Family

  Yeabsra Gebeyhu Hailmarim was five years old when she first made the trip from her home in Ethiopia to Toronto for complex craniofacial surgery. Despite arriving on a cold winter night after a 20-hour journey, Yeabsra greeted our team with open arms and a big smile....
Yeabsra Celebrates her 10th Birthday!

Yeabsra Celebrates her 10th Birthday!

Yeabsra Gebeyhu Hailmarim, a patient at Yekatit 12 (our Ethiopia partner hospital) celebrates her 10th birthday with a big party in Addis Ababa. Yeabsra (centre) travelled to Canada with her mother Aynalem in 2011 and 2012 to receive treatment for her complex...
Yeabsra Update: SickKids Volunteers visit Ethiopia

Yeabsra Update: SickKids Volunteers visit Ethiopia

Laura Lewis-Watts, TF’s Program Manager, with Yeabsra.  Transforming Faces recently co-ordinated a medical training trip  to  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The volunteer team included:  Farah Sheikh, Clinical Social Worker with SickKids and Adjunct Practice Professor,...
Yeabsra Goes to Grade 3!

Yeabsra Goes to Grade 3!

Yeabsra, who travelled to Canada with her mother Aynalem in 2011 and 2012 to receive treatment for her craniofacial cleft, received her latest report card and she received an average of 84% and received a slew of A+ and B+ marks!   She will be attending grade 3 in the...
Yeabsra & Aynalem return to Ethiopia

Yeabsra & Aynalem return to Ethiopia

Yeabsra and Aynalem have arrived in Ethiopia! They are happy to be back and with their family. A big thank you to everyone who donated and embraced the family while they were in Canada. We will update you on their progress in the coming months, stay tuned! For more...