“Nazrawit fell inside the house about one year ago and sustained an open fracture,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us. She is 11 years old and lives in Ethiopia with her large extended family.
Since the fall, Nazrawit sustained a tibia fracture and developed osteomyelitis (infection in the bone) due to her lack of treatment. Her open wound has kept her from going to school, as she is unable to walk normally. Without treatment, she will have to leave school permanently and may develop a deformity or possibly have to amputate her leg.
$1,470 will cover the surgery, cast, and medication she needs. “When the bone heals, Nazrawit will be able to walk without assistance and live a normal life,” AMHF explains.
Due to the size of Nazrawit’s immediate family, she lives with her maternal aunt, uncle, and cousins. When possible, she likes to help out with the younger children, however it is often difficult due to her condition.
“Nazrawit is very eager to learn and is looking forward to going back to school and eventually becoming a teacher,” her uncle expresses.