She was born with several deformities to her hands and leg: two fingers on her hand were stuck together and she didn’t have the ankle or heel on her left leg. She has already had multiple surgeries, including to elongate her leg and to add missing parts, such as her heel. In the last two years, she’s had more surgeries to add pieces to her leg. She now needs another surgery with a specialized machine that will help elongate her leg further, so that it matches the length of her other leg.
She can’t walk very well right now and she has special shoes to help her.
Her family does not have the money to pay for this surgery. The surgery is estimated to cost CAD $104,000 in total. The Lebanese government will cover 75% of the surgery, so the family needs help with raising CAD $20,000 as soon as possible. The reason that the surgery is urgent right now is because the doctor says that she’s growing very fast and now is the perfect time to perform this surgery. If the family waits any longer, Rita will grow at a slower rate and it will take more time.
Helping Rita’s family raise these funds will allow for Rita to have this surgery on her left leg now, when she really needs it. Please prayerfully consider making a donation to this most worthy of causes, and also keep Rita and her family in your prayers. All donations, small and large, are very gratefully and graciously accepted by Rita’s family; thank you for your support.
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