Meet Elizabeth, a 14-year-old girl who is the second and youngest in her family. Her family hails from Mwatate Village and her single-parent mother is a small business woman in Mwatate town. She lives in a two-roomed rental house.
Elizabeth was born healthy but she suffered meningitis when she was eight months old. She was hospitalized for six months. Since then Elizabeth has never walked and has always been under the care of her mother.
Elizabeth’s right foot is flexed and she cannot walk or stand. All her life she has been using a wheelchair and her mother is worried the situation for her might even get worse.
Elizabeth is scheduled to undergo a right hamstring release surgery to enable flexion of her knee. Her mother is unable to raise the estimated cost and has requested financial support.
“I am pleading for support to help my daughter undergo surgery so she can stand and walk comfortably. God bless you and continue with the good work you are doing helping needy patients,” Gisela, Elizabeth’s mother said.