On Thursday, 18-month-old Satrin Osinya (pictured) emerged from Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, reportedly smiling and laughing, after surviving surgery to remove a bullet from his head, according to the Guardian.
On March 23, al Shabaab, an Islamic militant group associated with al Qaida, haphazardly attacked the Joy Jesus Repentance Church Satrin’s mother attended, killing six and injuring 17. Of the dead included Satrin’s mother, Veronica Atieno, who reportedly shielded her baby’s body with her own.
That act of love saved her son’s life.
Soon after, pictures emerged, showing Satrin’s committed 13-year-old brother, Moses Gift Osinya (pictured below), comforting his wounded baby brother moments after their mother had passed.
Initially, the Osinya family were said to panic, because there are no neurosurgeons in their area nor funds to pay for the delicate procedure.
But soon doctors from the Africa Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) had Satrin airlifted to their facility, where five neurosurgeons operated on him and removed the bullet. As for payment, both the government and the caring public paid the bill.
After a torturous experience burying his wife, father Benson thanked God and the public Thursday for supporting his family and son, who was miraculously unharmed by the bullet, “I thank God and the people of Kenya who have come to console at a time I needed help the most. I thank AMREF and the government for supporting.”