Emergency Surgery Needed
Asalafew's corrective rod has broken and needs repaired immediatley!
While traveling through Africa, the Brittany's Hope staff stumbled upon a sweet young orphan boy who had a life threatening 140 degree spinal curvature. With the help of Dr. Rick Hodes, an advocate for children with special medical needs in Ethiopia, we were able to schedule a specialty surgeon to correct the severe issue presented. Until recently, Asalafew had been flourishing with his new found posture.
In a very rare turn of events, the rod in Asalafew's back broke and is now causing him severe pain. He must now undergo emergency corrective surgery, so our team is doing / will do all we can to schedule and raise the funds necessary to again secure this young boy's future.
Current estimates have put the surgery and associated expenses at over $16,000, a tenth of what it would be in the United States. Slightly more technical details follow in an email from Dr. Hodes regarding Asalafew's current situation.