A New Leg for Beverlyn

A microproject by American Foundation for Children with AIDS
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Summary

Beverlyn is one of the AIDS orphans in AFCA's programs who benefited from school fees and who graduated thanks to this program. Sadly, she suffered from deep thrombosis of the vein in her leg and it had to be amputated above the knee. We'd like to help her with a prosthetic leg, allowing her to continue working and fending for herself.
$2,225.00
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

20 year old Beverlyn's leg was amputated after it developed gangrene thanks to a clot in an artery. With no leg, it is impossible for her to continue working as a hair dresser and to earn a living. With a prosthetic leg and some therapy, Beverlyn can continue her life as before - a productive person with a dream of working herself out of the cycle of poverty.

Solution

If this project is funded, we will be able to purchase a good prosthetic leg for Beverlyn, enabling her to return to work as as hair dresser, something she studied to do.

Long-Term Impact

Beverlyn will be able to return to work, providing for herself. As an AIDS orphan, she has no parents, but has a dream of becoming a great hair dresser, taking care of her needs. A new leg will enable her to do just that - will you help us help her?

Resources

http:/​/​www.AFCAids.org
AFCA - who are we, what we do, where we do it

Organization Information

American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Location: Harrisburg, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.AFCAids.org
Project Leader:
tanya weaver
Harrisburg, PA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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