Amina is a kindergartener from Tanzania who needs $550 so she can move her arm freely.
“It is our hope that Amina can get the help that she needs in order to be able to use her arm again,” says Amina’s mother.
Meet Amina, a five-year-old girl from Tanzania who has burns on her left armpit, chest, and back. The burns have created muscle contractures, which shorten the muscles and prevent muscle movement. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), reports, “Amina is unable to lift her left arm up.”
Amina is a friendly and active kindergartener. “Although she is soft spoken, she can clearly explain herself and enjoys learning ABC’s, counting numbers, and singing,” continues AMHF. One night, while playing with her brother, Amina accidentally got too close to the open fire in their family’s kitchen and her sleeve caught on fire. “Amina suffered severe burns, especially under her armpit and part of the chest and her back. She was treated for some months and many wounds healed, but Amina remained with a contracture on her armpit,” relays AMHF.
“Amina’s parents are small scale farmers. They spent a lot of money on medical bills treating their daughter’s wounds and now they cannot afford the cost of operation which she badly needs,” says AMHF.
For $550, we can fund a single contracture release, which will heal her burns and bring mobility back to her left arm. AMHF concludes, “Amina will be able to raise her arm up and freely move it in all directions, allowing her to perform various activities efficiently.” Let’s help her out!
As always, if you enter the Watsi site through https://watsi.org/welcome/within-biking-distance/within-biking-distance your donation will be tracked in our campaign. If not, that’s cool too. We just want you folks to help folks.
Also, holy smokes guys, we hit the road in less than a month. I’ve been busy doing my Master Gardener volunteer hours and building a rat-environment for Beef. I’ll probably write more about that in another post.
Anyways, have a great weekend everybody!