A girl suffering from a leg injury finally received hope and healing after MAF flew a team of surgeons to a Kenyan clinic.
MAF flew a team of surgeons to access the most isolated people in the Kenyan communities of Bura, Kargi and Lodwar to bring them help, hope and healing.
The MAF flights are the easiest, fastest, and safest way to get the team of surgeons to the most isolated communities with dangerous and impassable roads. The long-running partnership between AIC CURE International, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and Missions of Hope International (MOHI) has made it possible for many children with correctable conditions to get treatment through surgeries while others receive mobility devices.
MAF Kenya Pilot Sam Johnston flew the team of surgeons in late September to Bura, Kargi and Lodwar where 103 people were assessed. In Lodwar during the mobile clinic at Napuu school, Sylvia came to say thank you to the medical team for helping her regain her mobility.
At only 10 years, Sylvia’s leg started swelling and her mobility restricted, side effects to a drug injection she received during a routine check-up at a local health facility. In the company of her grandmother, Sylvia visited many hospitals but all the doctors who assessed her condition recommended a leg amputation as the only option.
“In 2012, I went for a routine check-up and received an injection whose side effects left one of my feet immobile. I visited many hospitals for treatment all in vain; all the doctors recommended a leg amputation,” said Sylvia.
Sylvia’s mother was against the amputation and said she would rather have her daughter limp than walk on crutches for the rest of her life. During the mobilisation of the clinic by MOHI, Sylvia’s mother decided to bring her in and after assessment, her mother was assured that the surgery would restore her mobility. Sylvia was booked in for surgery at the CURE Kijabe Hospital and recovered her mobility.
“Through the MAF Kenya flights, CURE International and Missions of Hope International, I can walk better than before and I am grateful for their support,” said Sylvia.