by Mercy Ships /
Ravette has lived her eleven years of life with a deformity known as genu recurvatum, which loosely translates as “backward-bending knee.” It is a congenital dislocation of the knee. Ravette struggled to walk, to sit in a car or chair, to climb a staircase, and even to attend school. The most remarkable thing about Ravette is not her deformity. It is her beautiful, ever-constant smile. No matter what goes on, even if it’s painful or tedious, Ravette is always smiling. Every step was a struggle. Yet, Ravette always believed her miracle would come.
|Ravette after her return to Impfondo|
|Ravette and her father with Stephen after church on Sunday morning.|
Read more about Ravette's time on Mercy Ship: Straight Knees, Wind Swept Heart