Blessing Mapalo has just had eye surgery!
In November last year, the sisters took in a blind girl to Kasisi. It was known that she had a congenital eye problem, but the sisters did not see this as the end of the matter. They kept digging, looking for the causes of the problem to find out if there was anything we could do for the child. In addition, they noticed that Mapalo’s eyes were responsive and her right eye was focusing. They quickly got in touch with a specialist in Lusaka, who ordered a number of tests and declared that he was taking on the surgery!
Everything went according to plan and little Mapalo is now resting at home.
In Kasisi we fight for every child. This HOME is always persistently looking for ways to give its children new opportunities. Sometimes it is enough to present a young person with a range of opportunities of which he or she was not even aware, and to blow hard in the sails to make them follow the right path on their own. Sometimes, however, we are forced to work much harder and look for new opportunities for a young person ourselves – even if we have no guarantee that our efforts will pay off.
Consulting Dr Celestin was the right thing to do! As it turned out – the girl suffers from congenital glaucoma. Unfortunately, Mapalo will probably not regain full function in her eyes, but the treatment she has just undergone is expected to significantly improve her vision. After recovery, it will also be clear what is next and what next steps the ophthalmologists can suggest. Most importantly, together we have done everything we possibly could for little Blessing.
Thank you for giving the sisters the opportunity to fight for every little chance they can give the children, using the best tools! Visit Blessing’s profile today and donate a bottle of formula or some cuddly toys for this difficult time of recovery.
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