Ten years ago, Rose was born in Kenya. However, at about two or three years of age, her parents noticed an abnormal growth bulging from Rose’s back. They initially thought the condition would normalize, but as years went by, the condition continued to progress. They sought help from different hospitals but could not get treatment for her due to high costs. Rose has been diagnosed with thoracic scoliosis—a spinal curvature in the upper/middle backbone. The condition has caused Rose hardships in attending school due to pains in her neck, back, knees, and legs.
On September 6, Rose will undergo spine fusion surgery to increase movement and eliminate pain. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), requests $1,500 to help fund Rose’s treatment.
AMHF expects that after full surgery and recovery, pain and further curvature of the back will cease, and Rose’s height will also improve. The surgery will also help raise her self-esteem and will enhance her education.
Rose says, “I am eagerly waiting when this condition will leave me so I can concentrate on my studies. I am very determined to study and would like to be a doctor in the future.”