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Divinah Hip Replacements Surgery

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I live a life in constant pain.

Imagine. No matter whether you stand up or lie down, walk or sit, the pain never ceases.

And there’s no hope for improvement, it only will get worse.

I am Divinah. At an age of merely 22 I am facing to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair (that is if there will be some kind soul providing it for me).

I suffer from multi handicap.

I was born with a double-sided congenital hip dislocation (CHD), also known as infantile hip dislocation which is characterized by an abnormal formation of the hip joint in which the ball at the top of the thighbone is not stable within the socket (acetabulum).

This condition should normally be treated as soon as possible after birth.

In my case it has never been treated which led to, that my hip joints are totally worn now.

Apart from that my feet are deformed, and my knees are not fully flexible.

My condition was diagnosed recently by Dr. N.P. Vakil, orthopedic surgeon at MP. SHAH hospital in Nairobi/ Kenya (see enclosed documents and x-ray). The examination was kindly paid for by a Danish family.

According to Dr. Vakil, neither the expertise to conduct such surgery nor the necessary implants are available in Kenya.

However, the prerequisites for that are met in Denmark, for example at the orthopedic surgery department of Aarhus University Hospital.

According to the hospital the costs for the surgery of one hip joint amount to appr. KES 1.6 Million.

What is my background?

I am a foundling. I was abandoned by my biological mother when I was only just a baby.

A loving woman found me and took care of me as a foster mother.

This woman died when I was 14 years old. I had to leave the flat where I lived together with my foster mother and, being all alone with no support from a family I had no other choice than to live on the streets.

At some point I was lucky to get a job as data clerk with an NGO that was involved in humanitarian projects and could afford to live in a small apartment.

I became unemployed again after my contract had expired.

Things got worse when I became victim of a gas explosion that led to serious burns on my body.

Due to my disability which is ever getting worse and my lack of education, my chances of finding a new job are close to zero.

I have no social security whatsoever and I have no family or friends in Kenya who could support me.

I regularly have malaria attacks and recently I became ill with typhoid due to contaminated drinking water.

I live at bare subsistence level. The money for medical treatment, food and a roof over my head is kindly sponsored through private initiative of persons living in Denmark.

However, my weight has gradually increased now from 38 to 45kg. Also, these figures tell a little bit about my living conditions.

It is doubtful whether I could have survived without external support.

But what does it help?

There is no future for me unless I underwent surgery and get well again.

I am helpless in every way, but I trust in God and hope for a better future.

I am an easy pray and have been subjected to street robberies and even rape attempts several times.

Sooner or later I might fall victim to either hunger, illness or assault.

Please help to prevent this from happening!

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