Patient profile (3/24): Habtamu

Habtamu has spinal cord damage (myelopathy) from his gamma deformity. His neurologic function is getting worse, and he has more difficulty walking. His parents are illiterate farmers in Tilili in Gojjam. A 9th grade student, he needs months of traction and then removal of vertebrae (VCR). He wants to be a nurse.

We recently sent 24 patients to Ghana for life-saving spine surgery, and we need to raise money in order to fund their treatment. Please donate today to help Habtamu!

 

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Patient profile (2/24): Mekdes

Mekdes is a 17-year-old girl from Butajira who is in the 8th grade. She is in the top of her class and wants to be a nurse. Her dad is a farmer. She has congenital scoliosis with hemivertebrae and rib deformities, and as a result, she has lost 64% of her lung function.

We recently sent 24 patients to Ghana for life-saving spine surgery, and we need to raise money in order to fund their treatment. Please donate today to help Mekdes!

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