I was moved with passion when I learned about the pathetic but unique case of Shindara Osuolale, an African lad who was naturally born without arms.
This is a rare congenital defect called Amelia. It occurs in 1 out of 100000 live births.
The human limbs, especially the two arms, are needed to properly carry out daily activities for survival.
But unfortunately, Shindara was born naturally with no arm formed on the 2nd of Oct, 2019, in a very poor family, in a small town called Ikere Ekiti in the Southwestern part of Nigeria
His parents are unemployed, unskilled, and impoverished. The father is an uneducated artisan. So the birth of a child with special needs poses a challenge they can't financially handle.
This realization caught my benevolent attention.
Even at just 1-year-old, Shindara shows a high level of intelligence and talents.
According to his parent, he has been very healthy, he self-taught himself to the seat, crawl, hold pencils, and put food in his mouth using his two legs.
He also likes to play with laptops and phones.
He plays cheerfully with neighboring kids whenever the opportunity comes, though sometimes he expresses symptoms of inferiority complex.
We cannot deny the fact that Shindara's disability poses a challenge to him living normally and growing like every other kid.
He might not be able to go to the orthodox school where other kids use their hands to write or live a healthy social life due to stigmatization. Hence, his welfare, education, and mental health are at great risk.
In order to cope or even live above his physical limitations, he needs a strong financial support system.
Therefore, I have created a gofundme account to raise 3400 Canadian dollars to achieve the following goals :
• Purchase body-enhancing technological devices such as single-switch access, mouth sticks, etc. to supplement his absent arms. (With 20 percent of the total funds)
• Regularly provide relief materials such as clothing, food, medicine, etc. for the boy's welfare. (With 20 percent of the total funds)
• Sponsor his primary education for 5 years. (With 60 percent of the total funds)
Disability is not an inability, Shindara deserves to find his purpose, talents, and potential.
With your benevolence, Shindara can discover himself and maximize his potentials to become a big inspiration to not just the less privileged but the world at large.
For: FRESHWATERS AFRICAN YOUTH FOUNDATION
- Joanne Kieran
- Aisling Carey
- Emily Gorman
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