After six operations Sule has now on the right hand five fingers and on his left hand a thumb and a pointer. With his right hand he is able to eat, to write, to paint, to dress himself. Still it needs a lot of training to get strength back into his fingers. In the end of January the doctor will separate the fingers (they will only be stumps) of his left hand. When the wounds are healed Sule and Sr. Elis will return to Ghana for some time.
It is necessary for him Sule to reconnect with his father, brother and the OTC. After some months Sule will return to Munich to undergo the final operations. The doctor will stretch his thumbs to give him an optimal ability to grab things with his hands.
That’s why Sule sometimes sings “Happy Birthday” to his fingers. They are being reborn with each operation. Shouldn’t we do the same in gratitude for all the gifts we are given through our bodies? (This story was written by Sister Elis, who accompanied Sule to Germany.)