On arrival at a nearby Rural District Hospital, a decision was made to amputate the left leg as it had been severely damaged. The amputation was done just below the knee level. Family members in Zambia and Zimbabwe made urgent travel arrangements and airlifted a heavily sedated Josh on a regular flight from Lusaka to Harare where he spent Christmas in hospital and going through further surgery as it was felt that the work done in Zambia had not been quite adequate. Josh has gone through tremendous physical pain and emotional drain during the last few months and is now getting ready for the next stage of his treatment. He needs to urgently get a prosthetic limb fitted to his stump so that he can function on his own as much as possible and return to work in May 2018. A very keen and committed Christian, Josh is a Primary School teacher at Gateway Primary School, where apart from his classroom duties, he is very active as a coach for various sporting disciplines amongst them, cricket, field and track, soccer and swimming. His wife Anthea teaches at the same school and the two are well know for their bright yellow regalia and their passion for sport and their beloved Tyndale House during Inter-house sports competitions.
The prosthetic leg will cost between R30k-R40k (which translates roughly to about US$4000) in South Africa and Josh will be consulting with Specialists starting next week to see what works for his circumstances. Its not clear as of now whether or not he may need further surgery in order for this to work for him.
Please help us raise $4 000 so Josh can get a fitting that will make his life as normal as possible and to carry on his passion both in the classroom and on the sporting field. We do need to raise the funds urgently in view of the need to get him ready for going back to School during the first week of May 2018. I thank you in advance for your kind consideration and donation.
Josh would also value your prayers for him and his young family. Its a huge change they have gone through.
The funds are being collected by me Christopher Munzwandi, resident in the USA and will be channeled through wire transfer to Joshua who is already in Cape Town, South Africa and he will use the funds to pay for all medical bills associated with the design and fitting of a prosthetic leg. Joshua is staying with his brother who has a South African banking account. I will keep you posted on developments.
Thank you for reading this appeal.
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