Seizure-Free, But the Need Continues…

teen-student-at-bci-academy-in-ethiopia-smiles-because-she-has-been-seizure-free-for-four-yearsYebsira is a bright, caring young lady who is dedicated to her education and her family. Seven years ago she started having seizures and began a long medical journey that would lead her from having numerous seizures a day to where she is now – seizure free for four years! 

In March of 2012, Yebsira’s mother took her to a specialist in Addis Ababa who put Yebsira on a new medicine that, although more expensive, was able to successfully control her seizures. Since then, Yebsira says that although she sometimes feels the “warning signs” of a seizure, that she has not had one. With her seizures under control, Yebsira has a new lease on life, not living in fear of when the next seizure will strike and how weak it will leave her. She is able to live worry-free and enjoy being a child!

Yebsira is scheduled for routine check-ups with the specialist in Addis every six months and we believe that she will continue to remain seizure free.

In May of 2012, Blessing the Children shared Yebsira’s story and received a donation providing a year’s worth of medicine for Yebsira. That year has passed, so we continue to rely on sponsored funding to cover the ongoing medical expenses.

For $75/mo, we are able to provide Yebsira with her medicine, as well as cover all of her medical visits and required testing with the specialist in Addis. Would you consider making a donation to keep Yebsira seizure free?!

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