“A surgery will bring her back to life and will open so many doors for this young child,” says Dora’s schoolteacher.
14-year-old Dora is a stellar young woman and student from Ghana. “Dora loves to play sports and is passionate about becoming a doctor or nurse,” says our medical partner, Ortho FOCOS. “She is a brilliant student and is always amongst the top of her class.”
For several years, Dora has lived with scoliosis- a sideways curvature of the spine that leads to pain and difficulty with walking. Dora is often teased by her peers when she cannot participate in activities such as sports. The FOCOS Patient A Fund has contributed $16,500 for Dora’s surgery, which will correct her spine and eliminate all symptoms. However, an additional $1500 is needed to cover the full cost.
Dora’s family is not in the position to pay the additional funds. “Her father sells secondhand clothes and her mother is a petty trader,” says Ortho FOCOS. “The whole family lives in a single room in a suburb of Ghana.”
Dora’s teacher introduced her to our medical partner, and now there is hope for her full recovery. Let’s help make it possible!