Twalib is a six-year-old student and the youngest child in a family of three children. In school, he enjoys reading, drawing, and playing with other children. His mother is a tailor, while his father is not working at the moment, but serves in the church as an elder.
Five years ago, Twalib was accidentally burned by hot tea and sustained severe burns on his left arm. He was rushed to a hospital nearby and the wound was bandaged, but this did not prevent the contracture from extending. Twalib cannot carry anything with his left hand or stretch his hand fully and the condition has impacted his self–esteem.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Twalib receive treatment. On June 7th, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to boost his self-esteem and enable Twalib to use his hand. Now, his family needs help to fund this $840 procedure.
Twalib’s sister shared, “on behalf of our family, we are pleading for support from well-wishers to help my brother undergo surgery so that he can use his hand like other children.”