Restoring Health to War Orphans in Uganda
Organized by: Devon Feldmeth
Devon Feldmeth via Crowdrise
August 04, 2015
EVENT DATE Jul 10, 2014
Rukia is 11 years old, lives in Nothern Uganda and has a life-threatening tumor on the left side of her face. Let us come together and Love Our Global Neighbor and fund the treatment and surgery needed to restore her health.
Loving Our Neighbors is one of the greatest selfless acts of service and there are billions of beautiful faces all over the world that can now be considered our next door neighbors. Rukia is an example of a neighbor that is in need of urgent love. The tumor on her face has grown so large that it obstructs her breathing. (see photo)
You don't know Rukia personally, and neither do I, but this vibrant 11 year old girl with giant hopes and dreams, living in Uganda deserves kindness and she is in dire need of medical treatment to save her life. A friend in Uganda, that works for the organization War Effects alerted me of her severe condition and I knew it was time to create a gathering of givers; generous neighbors. 100% of funds raised will be given to the War Effects Organization to pay for her treatment.
- Rukia's Story via War Effects Organization (wareffects.org)
Rukia is 11 years old, she is from a village in a sub-county in Lira District, and is a total orphan. She lost both parents in the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) War which took place in their village in 2004, when she was age 3. Over the years, Rukia developed a tumor which is steadily growing larger on the side of her mouth. She is emaciated and is in a severe health condition due to this illness, which could be cancerous. The doctor says as long as the tumor remains, it will block the breathing glands and threatens her life.
She was taken by a staff member from War Effects Organization to Lira Regional Referral Hospital and was referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital for the surgery and treatment. The total cost of the surgery, transportation, lodging, food, and treatment is $1,380. The organization has raised $400 so far.
GENEROUS NEIGHBORS, Please share with anyone you can and let's get our new friend the hospital care she needs. All funds will be transferred to the organization War Effects Org in Uganda, that will take care of all her medical needs and provide updates on Rukia's condition.
- Rukia's life will be marked by the generosity of complete strangers that came alongside her, brought healing and became love in the form of a global neighbor. Now that's a hopeful story.