8 year old Sharon's Medical Fund

$1,165 of $1,165 goal

Raised by 13 people in 41 months
Sarah Poet
on behalf of Stephanie Smith
 MULINO, OR
An 8 year old girl named Sharon was knocked down by a boda on her way to school Monday. A second boda ran over her, breaking both arms and one leg. She has had no pain medication and the bones have not been set since then. It appears both arms will need surgery and a plate attached to the bones.  No surgery should be needed on the femur and should only require a cast.  Sharon did not appear fearful or distraught like her attending family. She seemed to understand what happened and what is needed. She is patiently waiting.  Her family has no money ... not even one cell phone among them. They appear to be the poorest among the poor.

She was in the Jinja Main Hospital in Uganda and she has Paul and Pam Hunter of Next Generation Ministries advocating for her.  Paul was able to get her moved and as of right now, Sharon has surgery at International Hospital Kampala. We are SO glad that he got her out of the government hospital (3 hour struggle) and got her to IHK. She has FIVE fractures, had some initial internal bleeding, but no bleeding in the brain. She is in intense pain. The best orthopedic surgeon in Uganda is doing the surgery at noon today and will wait for payment.



UPDATE : 
Jeff Patterson, Peter Bukenya, and Paul Hunter had a long, but rewarding day  (3/12/15) with Sharon.  They struggled for 3 hours to get her released from the government hospital in Jinja. After not working on this girl since Monday afternoon, now that someone (with white skin) shows up with interest to remove her and transfer her to a better hospital ... well, they had to do something. They cast her arms and legs before allowing us to take her. But, once she got loaded into our van/ambulance, she was much more relaxed, even laughed. And we got a smile on her mother's face once we got Sharon in the Trauma room at International Hospital Kampala. They asked about the accident and prescribed lab work, Xrays, CT Scan, ultrasound ... just a full examination of her body since it had been run over. Five fractures have been discovered. The delay, unfortunately, caused the broken bones in Sharon's leg to start blending together ... in the WRONG DIRECTION ... and so that will confront Dr. Muballe today in surgery. Sharon was in a lot of pain, but we got her into her room in the Pediatrics Ward around 7 PM. We will keep you posted on our progress today.

A grateful heart to those who have volunteered to contribute to the medical expenses. So thankful!!!
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We have the funds raised for Sharon's surgery and most likely enough now raised to cover the removal of the plates in her arms in six weeks! Thank you to all who have donated and blessings on all of you! There is always a medical need with Next Generation Ministries for funding and if you would like to donate, here is the website: http://nextgenministries.blogspot.com/

Sharon is now discharged from the hospital and on the mend! Thanks again to all!
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The surgeon ordered metal plates for Sharon's upper arms and material for a super lightweight cast for her leg. Two days after her surgery she was calling Paul Hunter on the phone. Previously she wasn't talking, smiling, laughing, or eating. The change was dramatic!
Sharon's CT scan complete.
So much pain prior to surgery.
3 hour transport to Kampala for care
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Update from Paul Hunter: Just spoke with Sharon's surgeon, Dr. Muballe, about her surgery this morning. He told me it was successful though difficult. It took him 3 hours instead of the 90 minutes he anticipated. He expects her to be discharged on Tuesday. One of our gracious friends sent a wheelchair over last Tuesday, with Jeff Jeff Patterson, which she will need since she will be unable to use crutches for obvious reasons. Thank you for your generous donations. We will keep you updated on when enough is enough.
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Paul Hunter Posted: What a difference 24 hours makes! Even LESS than 24 hours if you have been transferred to a medical facility which meets international standards. Sharon's pain is controlled, her hemoglobin count is now up, her attitude is hopeful and well
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Raised by 13 people in 41 months
Created March 12, 2015
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41 months ago
JB
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Janelle Burke
41 months ago

thank you, Sarah!

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41 months ago
TM
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Tarah Martin
41 months ago

So glad she has people advocating for her and her care. Praying for wisdom, precision and pain control.

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