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Baby Who Had Bullet Lodged In Head from Terror Attack Leaves Hospital

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April 11, 2014 at 11:00 am | News

This picture taken on March 26, 2014 shows an X-ray film displaying the bullet lodged on 18-month-old boy Satrin Osinya (R), as he receives treatment at the Kenyatta National hospital Nairobi, three days after gunmen spraying bullets on the congregation killed six worshipers and injured 17 others during a worship service in the Coastal city of Mombasa. Satrin Osinya was discharged from hospital Thursday, with doctors saying he could lead a normal life after a bullet was removed from his brain. The fate of one-and-a-half-year-old Satrin Osinya, whose mother died trying to protect him when the attackers sprayed the church service with bullets last month, has gripped the east African nation. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

 

This picture taken on March 26, 2014 shows an X-ray film displaying the bullet lodged on 18-month-old boy Satrin Osinya (R), as he receives treatment at the Kenyatta National hospital Nairobi, three days after gunmen spraying bullets on the congregation killed six worshipers and injured 17 others during a worship service in the Coastal city of Mombasa. Satrin Osinya was discharged from hospital Thursday, with doctors saying he could lead a normal life after a bullet was removed from his brain. The fate of one-and-a-half-year-old Satrin Osinya, whose mother died trying to protect him when the attackers sprayed the church service with bullets last month, has gripped the east African nation.  AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

This picture taken on March 26, 2014 shows an X-ray film displaying the bullet lodged on 18-month-old boy Satrin Osinya (R), as he receives treatment at the Kenyatta National hospital Nairob. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images

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.

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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.

Moses Gift Osinya

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.”

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