Herbert (1945)

Disclaimer: The following was excerpted from an article in the Capper Foundation Archives. The choice of words used at the time this was written may not reflect current Capper Foundation inclusive language and views.

Herbert (1945)

A happy mother out in Wyoming recently wrote, “We are certainly singing praises for the Capper Foundation.” She’s rejoicing because her little son, Herbert, has returned from the hospital “good as new.” Born with an ailment which caused his nose to collapse when he was six weeks old, Herbert was unable to breathe through his nose. When he was reported to the Capper Foundation, his nostrils were completely closed. The father was in the Army. The mother, with two other children to care for, was I unable to pay for Herbert’s needed treatment.

The Capper Foundation sent him to a Denver hospital where a skillful plastic surgeon performed two operations. The nostrils were reopened up so they function normally. Cartilage was supplied so the nose will now grow in proportion to the rest of the body. The doctor says that unless something unexpected happens no further operations will be necessary and that Herbert will do all right from now on.

Herbert is just another one of the hundreds of handicapped children to be given a chance to live a normal life because generous persons from all parts of the country have contributed to the Capper Foundation. The foundation is supported entirely by voluntary donations. Individuals, clubs, church organizations and various other groups send Thanksgiving offerings and Christmas gifts. Your gift, large or small, will be received at any time.