“I would like to see Safina’s life improve and maybe one day she can go to school,” Safina’s mother shares.
Meet Safina, a three-year-old-girl from Tanzania. She is the lovely, smiley and happy first-born child of her young parents. Safina has one baby brother and she is quite caring of him. Safina’s parents own a small store in their village.
Safina has an open myelomeningocele. This means, Safina’s backbone and spinal canal were unable to close before birth and therefore the membranes and the spinal cord have protruded. African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), our medical partner, explains, “Safina is unable to walk or to manage her bowels or bladder.”
For $1,100, we can fund the surgery to close the opening in Safina’s back. AMHF expects that closing the defect in Safina’s spine will prevent further disability and that she will be able to use a wheelchair to move around. Let’s support her!