180 to 200 new children in need of medical treatment, unavailable in their own countries, come every year to La Maison. Most of them come from North and West Africa, from 10 to 15 different countries. They are between 2 and 15 years old. They arrive sick and anxious, but they leave healed and confident. It is a temporary stay, just the amount of time needed for a heart to be put right again, or for a severe malformation to be corrected. The time to learn how to smile again at the future.