We introduced you to Fitsum Girma two years ago. https://blessingthechildren.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/urgent-need-wounded-hiv-five-year-old/
Fitsum is a precious 7-year-old girl battling a serious health condition. Last year she underwent surgery on her leg after suffering for a year with a painful infection that led to the development of osteomyelitis.
As a result of donations from several compassionate individuals, Fitsum was able to move into improved housing and has been receiving additional grain support to keep her belly full so she can tolerate her medications. She is attending school regularly and her leg has fully healed. The impact on her quality of life is strikingly apparent in these photos. An empty stare has been transformed into a mischievous smile and we couldn’t be more pleased.
Fitsum in 2016
Fitsum in 2017
Bereket with his Leg Braces
Seven-year-old Bereket Bedo is a typical boy in almost every way, but sadly one of the things he most desires to do he cannot – that is to walk and run with ease. Bereket was born with an unknown musculoskeletal condition that makes walking difficult and running even more so. When he was very young he did not know any different, but now that he is school age he recognizes that he struggles to keep up with his classmates.
Earlier this year Bereket was blessed to receive a generous donation that allowed him to begin seeking medical consultation. He has since visited a doctor in Addis numerous times. The doctor has a plan to improve his condition. An important part of his treatment includes wearing leg braces, which will be adjusted every couple of months. We are so excited to witness Bereket’s progress and look forward to him gaining more freedom as treatments continue to improve his condition.