Yeabsra arrived in Canada from Ethiopia in 2011 with funding from the Herbie Fund and the assistance of Transforming Faces. She requires multiple complex craniofacial surgical procedures to help correct a major facial cleft.
After an initial surgery and a trip home to Addis Ababa, Yeabsra is back again for three additional surgeries, including one to reconstruct her nose.
Yeabsra joined Citytv host Gord Martineau this morning at Yonge-Dundas Square for Herbie Day. Watch her chat with Gord on the Citytv website. Tune in to Citytv during the 6 p.m. news this evening to see her again.
Tune in to Citytv for live hits from the Herbie Day festivities or join us at Yonge-Dundas Square until 8 p.m. tonight. Visit the Herbie Fund website to make a donation.
Established in 1979, the Herbie Fund helps children from around the world receive life-altering and lifesaving surgeries at SickKids that would otherwise not be available to them in their home countries. The Fund also finds them a place to stay during their visit. Since its inception, the Herbie Fund has helped 684 children from 102 countries to SickKids.