Elizabeth is 8 years old and the last born in a family of eight children. Elizabeth is a friendly girl and currently in elementary school. She loves coloring and singing at school. Her parents are small scale farmers and livestock keepers.
Elizabeth was involved in a fire accident in late 2017. She and her siblings had been left at home by their mother as she went out to go fetch water. With no grown-up at home, they took a matchbox and went out to start a fire so that they could play cooking games. In the process, Elizabeth’s clothing caught on fire, and neighbors rescued her. She sustained severe burns that have since healed, so she has large skin contractures around her groin, elbow and axilla. She is not able to move her arm freely.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elizabeth receive treatment. On March 4th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so she will able to use her hand and move it freely. Now, she needs help to fund this $639 procedure.
Elizabeth’s father shared, “My daughter needs surgery to help correct her hand, but the cost is not something we can afford. Kindly help our daughter.”