There is a disease that attacks the very poor in Africa called Osteomyelitis. Unfortunately, most of the rural poor try to get treatment from a local witch doctor or go to a poorly staffed clinic and receive only pain medications rather than the proper treatment to end this disease and the terrible pain that goes with it.
Orphan’s Promise working through a benefactor, and in conjunction with a group in Goma has provided funds to help some of these children and get them the surgery and treatment they need.
Children like 10-year-old Kambale, who has suffered terrible pain with this disease since he was seven-years-old. He couldn’t study his pain was so bad. Although he was treated for a long time by a local witch doctor, he hadn’t gotten any better – really? His parents heard that there was a hospital in Goma where he could get help.
They traveled over 400km (about 248.5 miles) to get there and received the wonderful news that their son could be treated at no cost, thanks to Orphan’s Promise. Needless to say, his parents and little Kambale are very grateful!
Thirteen children have been helped to recovery from this painful, debilitating bone disease, thanks to folks like you who support Orphan’s Promise. So thank you from all the families who could not otherwise get the help they desperately needed.