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We met Cyrus in March 2016 when we first visited Save an African Child – Charity Organization.

He was 8 years old at that time and he was there with other children, doing homeworks with Daphine and Fiona – the two founders of the organization.

We then found out that he came from a family with very big issues: when he was 3 years old, Cyrus and his 3 brothers were all poisoned by their mother – a troubled woman who had issues with her husband and in a moment of despair she decided to punish him by poisoning her own sons.

 Cyrus and his older brother survived and were rescued by other family members, but unfortunately his two younger brothers didn’t make it. After this tragedy their mom disappeared and nobody knows anything about their father either.

The two boys have since been raised and taken care of by different family members or people with good hearts, such as Daphine and Phiona.