US$6,420.00Donated So Far
Natasha Karangua is an 8 year old little girl from Maasai land specifically Bisil, Kajiado. She had a situation whereby she sustained an injury on her neck and subsequently her use of her neck, hands and legs were adversely affected. She also sustained a fructure on her leg which healed the wrong way therefore incapacitating her even further.
She is the daughter of a single mum, and has two other siblings, her mum doing odd jobs just to struggle and make ends meet for the family. Her story is such that the mum was very young at the time Natasha was being born, being barely about 16 years old. The mum was then given into marriage immediately where she underwent immense suffering. Natasha was taken back to her grandmother to raise her, and that's the period that she sustained her injuries. However, after years of suffering the mum left the marriage and went back home and found Natasha in the unfortunate state she was now in.
Little Tasha (as we fondly call her) was at one point admitted at the A.I.C. Child Care Kajiado where she went through a series of treatments. The money raised through this campaign since its inception helped to cover the costs up to where we are today. At the moment, she is out of the hospital but in between hospital visits. Since it's a long term thing and we're not sure how long everything will take, we're appealing for help in terms of finances and this will cater for the following,
1. Continuous treatment as prescribed/directed by the doctor, some may require referrals to other hospitals outside Kajiado for a consult/procedure; this means transport costs.
2. Financial support for her basic needs and diet.
3. Trips to go visit her.
Physiotherapy beginsUpdate posted by Simon Omboga at 05:55 am
As we wait to go back to the orthopedic surgeon, we are currently taking our little Tasha to Kajiado, Child Care Center, for physiotherapy, twice a week, i.e. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For at least the next three weeks, we would therefore desperately need your kind donations!
February 2023 UpdateUpdate posted by Simon Omboga at 05:49 am
Dear little Natasha has had her plasters removed and in its place leg braces known as kafo have been put in place. They are to stay put for about 6 weeks.
15th December 2022 update.Update posted by Simon Omboga at 02:48 pm
On the 15th of December, 2022; we took Natasha for a review at the PCEA Kikuyu Hospital, and the orthopedic surgeon recommended that we begin doing exercise of standing and walking - all gently. To prepare her for the time when the plasters will be removed, to make it easier
Current Situation of Natasha KarankuaUpdate posted by Simon Omboga at 02:47 pm
On the 16th of November, 2022, Natasha had an operation on her legs at the PCEA Kikuyu Hospital, and the procedure was known as 'bilateral hamstring release' and the main aim was to straighten the legs. The operation was successful and she has had two sets of plasters on both