INDIANAPOLIS - A little boy and his family are headed back to Africa after getting help from doctors here in Indianapolis.
Two-year-old Liam Pelletier recently underwent craniofacial surgery at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital.
The doctors performed the surgery at no cost to his parents, who are missionaries in Africa.
They teach at a theological seminary in Zimbabwe, but brought their son to doctors here in Indy after he couldn't get the treatment he needed in Africa.
Liam was born with a defect that causes his head to be misshapen. It caused the joints in his skull to close early, before his brain was fully formed.
Doctors at St. Vincent agreed to reconstruct his skull, and cover the costs, offering 100 percent bro-bono work.
Liam has been recovering since the big surgery in January and will now return to Africa with his family, where they will continue their missionary work.
Watch the attached video to hear firsthand from the family.
7th Annual Monumental Marathon benefits IPS
The thousands of runners who will take part in the 7th Annual Monumental Marathon Saturday will be doing more than benefiting their own health.
Group helps homeless vets train for marathon
One group is showing struggling veterans that anything is possible when they work as a team.
Record number of IPS students running marathon
The Monumental Marathon is back in town Saturday, and this year a record number of IPS students will participate in the annual event.
VIDEO: Frosty weather changes Halloween plans
The frosty weather caused trick-or-treaters throughout Indiana to change their Halloween plans Friday night.
Anthem tells 30K in Indiana to switch policies
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has sent notices to 30,000 people in Indiana that it is canceling health care insurance policies and asking…
INDOT preparing for tricky driving conditions
The state Department of Transportation is warning drivers to be aware that strong winds, near-freezing temperatures, rain, sleet and snow…