June 7, 2022
Baraka is a teenager and the oldest in his family of four. He currently studies in class six. Bakara’s mother practices small-scale farming of maize, sorghum, and millet to provide food for the family.
Baraka and his mother both experience epilepsy, and Bakara had a seizure that led to an accident. He suffered severe burns to his right leg and is unable to straighten his leg at the knee due to the burn contractures. Bakara can only walk with the use of a walking stick.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Baraka receive treatment. On June 7th, surgeons will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him walk easily. AMH is requesting $874 to help fund this procedure.
Baraka says, “I would be so happy if I can have a chance to walk normally.”
Baraka is a teenager and the oldest in his family of four. He currently studies in class six. Bakara's mother practices small-scale farming ...
December 5, 2022
Baraka underwent surgery so he can walk again.
Baraka had a successful surgery that helped release where his leg was contracted and limited his ability walk. The medical team is also working hard to control Baraka’s seizures with medication, and he is showing tremendous improvement. Baraka will still need several surgeries to help fully correct his leg which will help him walk normally and carry out his daily activities with ease, but he is so happy to be one step closer to recovery.
Baraka says, “I am happy I have started having my leg corrected. I’d like to share my thanks to you.”
Baraka had a successful surgery that helped release where his leg was contracted and limited his ability walk. The medical team is also work...