Antonio’s truly astonishing recovery would not have been possible for a weaker spirit. Advanced mange had ravaged his body, starvation had further weakened him and then, in the ultimate blow, a serious wound between his shoulders had become infested with maggots. We weren’t sure if the combination of these extremely painful conditions had broken his spirit along with his resistance.
But from day 2 onward we watched astounded as our medical treatment, food and love went to work. Meet mange survivor, wound survivor, starvation survivor: unforgettable Antonio. Someone hurting can glow again.