UPDATE: I made a mistake posting the goal amount of this fundraiser. I thought that the goal amount chosen would be in US dollars. In fact, it’s in Canadian dollars which are $.81 to every US dollar. The goal has been adjusted to compensate for the exchange rates. My apologies for any confusion this has caused. Thank you all so much for helping Namwaka heal!
Hello friends! Most of you know Namwaka Waluka Mufaya , a tree planter in her country of Zambia and our very special friend. She’s trying to rest and recover from her surgery a few weeks ago. Being a very sentient being, she walks through the trees, flowers, grasses regaining peacefulness for healing. She misses her plants and her role of planting them.
She was aware of the beginning of some medical problems and knew she should seek medical help. The hardships of her country make this very difficult.
Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world. The mortality rate is very high. Her own mother died when Namwaka was a little girl. It’s not unusual to loose one or both parents before reaching adulthood. Namwaka has 4 children. Only one of those children is her biological child. The other 3, their parents died, there was no one else to take them. Namwaka did! She remembered what it was like to loose a parent. One by one she brought home a homeless child.
Medical conditions in Zambia is horrible. The medical facilities are inadequately supplied and maintained. Corruption at higher levels make funding practically non existent. The people are expected to pay for their medical care at the time of visit. For most people, that’s impossible!
A few weeks ago, while traveling to the city, Namwaka began having abdominal pain that worsened quickly. She had no choice but to go to the hospital. She was stressed over, how will she pay for this. Still in pain, she waited most of day to see a doctor! She was taken to a room where she was examined. The doctor felt a mass, a tumor, and decided to remove it right then. No anesthesia, no pain relievers, no assistant, the doctor proceeded to cut out this mass.
After an hour, she was taken to a room where she could sleep, and the bleeding could be controlled.
Apparently, the mass was taken to a primitive Laboratory where Pathology would diagnosis it. We still don’t have the results of the sample. Why? No one really has an answer, just saying they’re backed up.
Now, Namwaka has to make this rough, uncomfortable journey back to the city, back to the hospital, back to the doctor! She needs our help friends! This is grueling treatment for any human being to have to endure. Please, let’s do what we can to help her. There is a private hospital in the city. One with considerably better services. The main concern is the cost. Please can we come together to help our friend to get better medical care, and hopefully a clear diagnosis so she can receive the treatment she so desperately needs!
I’m suggesting a fundraiser to raise enough money for her medical treatment. Please, show her there is hope for her. Show her she does have loyal friends praying for her improvement. She needs to know her friends are standing by her, supporting her! Please, let’s give her children hope that their mother will come back home to them.
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