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The cute kid and her many expressions

My good friends Kim and Sue have been living here in Tana for the last six years with their five boys. In August 2013 they adopted a little Malagasy girl, bringing some balance to their tribe. Around the middle of last year they discovered that she had craniosynostosis, a condition where the sutures in her skull had fused prematurely, causing her skull to develop incorrectly. This could have led to visual problems and an impairment of mental development later in life if not treated and so, after consulting several specialists, they decided that it was best that she undergo a cranioplasty. This happened in South Africa at the end of last year. I will spare you the details, apart from to say that this was major surgery – where the skull had to be broken in several places, part of the skull cut out and an acrylic plate inserted. (This is quite amazing, as the skull eventually grows into and fuses with this plate, which effectively becomes part of the skull.)

Barely two and a half months later one wouldn’t say that she had gone through all that trauma. Late on Saturday afternoon I sat opposite her as she had her lunch (and afterwards as she pottered about the living room) and shot her many expressions. She’s a cutie of note! (You can see the scars, which are healing really well, in a few of the photos.)

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3 comments on “The cute kid and her many expressions

  1. Andy
    February 23, 2015

    I love the first shot. Angry eyes!

  2. kvennarad
    February 23, 2015

    I’m sorry, but that first one is simply “What you talkin’ bout, Willis?”

  3. There_Lot
    February 23, 2015

    Cutie pie indeed!

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