Help get Janvière back on her feet!

Update posted by Willem Franken On Oct 18, 2018

Janvière’s Post Spinal Surgery Predicament

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Janvière’s Progress

Update posted by Willem Franken on October 18th, 2018

Janvière has reached a major milestone!

She underwent successful surgery to her Lower Spine (Lumbar L1) on Monday the 1st of October! Two friends from Burundi and I were there the whole time – going through the admission process on Sunday, and waiting for the surgery on Monday. That was a long, nail-biting kind of day. And late that evening Dr. David Hakizimana, the lead neurosurgeon on the operating team, gave us the good news: “The operation was successful. Janvière is recovering in the post-surgery ward”.

Misca and Diamanthe – Janvière’s friends – took turns at her bedside, helping the hospital’s busy nursing staff, and providing moral support. They have been with her ever since Janvière’s surgery!!

Janvière needed time to recover, of course, but she also started some basic physiotherapy. She’s been outfitted with special shoes to help support her ankles and feet. And she has taken her first few steps using a “stroller”.

The bill for surgery and post-surgery time spent in King Faisal Hospital comes to $6,550. It would take 65 people contributing $100 each to cover that.

Please help us raise the funds to cover the shortfall by continuing to share Janvière’s plight among your friends, and ask them to contribute.

Janvière will be allowed to leave the hospital tomorrow. She will stay with a family and her friends to help, and continue the physiotherapy. Isn’t it amazing that she is now able to sit up, and take some steps? We’re looking forward to more good news in future. Janvière is absolutely determined to give it her best effort.

Thank you so much on behalf of Janvière for helping her along the way.

Every Cent and Dollar Counts!

Update posted by Willem Franken on October 18, 2018

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