Project #10746

Surgery for Ruphat and 3 other boys in Cameroon

by Stichting Help Cameroon
Jan 22, 2013

Cedric is doing good

Cedric waking up surgery
Cedric waking up surgery


Happy new year from Help Cameroon!
2012 has been such a good year for us. With your donations we have been able to help a village, two boys and a local hospital. Let's make 2013 a giving one :-)

As you know, we have been busy trying to help four boys with circumcision related health issues. Very quickly we were able to help Ruphat. Unfortunately the doctor found out he suffered from a hernia and advised Huguette to le him operate on that as well.  Of course she would, but this put a severe strain on our resources. So much so, that in the end we paid for the operation with our own money and some of our family.

Because we hadn’t anticipated that Ruphat would need two/three surgeries we already promised Cedric he would be next. Because this means so much to these boys, and we don’t make promisses lightly, we had to figure a way to find funding for his surgery. Turning every stone, scrapping the bottom of the checking account for Help Cameroon and asking our inner circle (our family) for help, we made it.

After a thorough examination, where the doctor (thank goodness!) didn’t find any other issues. Cedric was operated on 22-11 and everything went smoothly. He recuperated with his mother in a motel we rented (this is the same motel where Ruphat stayed with his parents 
:-) ). After three days he went back to the hospital for an after surgery check up. If he could urinate properly, that is to say without pain, he could travel back to Doume. No problem for Cerdic! He and his mother travelled back the next day.

Our project leader spoke to him and Ruphat on the phone and they are both doing really well. 

Want to know what Help Cameroon is up to, please visit our website.

Hospital Yaounde
Hospital Yaounde
Operating room
Operating room
Nurse checking up on Cedric after surgery
Nurse checking up on Cedric after surgery



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Stichting Help Cameroon

Location: Amsterdam, North Holland - Netherlands
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Alida Roskam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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