This project will support the operations cost for Fatoumata. If she does not get the operation, Fatoumata will go blind.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Fatoumata is a 12 year old orphan living in Mali. Her mother died when she was only 10. Her father supports a family of 10 on only $20/month salary. ACFA provided the health care support to Fatoumata in 2010 to care for her myopia. Last month Fatoumata was diagnosed with nuclear cataract, and Pigmentary Retinal Degeneration. There are no medical facilities in Africa that can support Fatoumata's operations. If Fatoumata does not receive these operations, she will go blind.
How will this project solve this problem?
We can only save Fatoumata's eye sight by having her be evacuated to either Europe or the U.S. WE have secured an appointment for Fatoumata at the Hospital Necker in Paris for Jun 2013. Her first operation will take place in Jun and the 2nd in October 2013. While Fatoumata brothers have both gone blind, this project will support the operations of Fatoumata so she can escape losing her eye sight.
Potential Long Term Impact
By securing her eye sight, Fatoumata will have the opportunity to continue school, and get an education and be able to have a normal life like other children. If we can save at least one of the family children from becoming blind, we will give the whole family hope for a better future.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,360
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,640
Total Funding Goal: $10,000