Interface has helped many patients in 2015, and we continue to do so this year. As well as paying for patients’ operations, we also help to pay for hospital stays, CT scans, and other investigations, as well as outpatient department fees (eg therapy). Click on the link below for a list of the patients we have helped.
Here are 2 recent patient stories:
Milly Omara Nov 2015 – Feb 2016
54 year old female, known diabetic, who had been bedridden for two months following spine surgery in September last year. Paraplegic, with bilateral hip pressure sores. The family was short of funds for any further surgeries having spent a huge sum for the spine surgery.
Below is her son’s email: 22nd Dec, 2015.
Hello. On behalf of Milly Omara, I wish to say a heartfelt thank you for your kindness. Organizations such as yours take my breath away. To think there are people out there who are so generous with their time and money makes us realize that when this is all behind mummy, she will need to get out and do more to help others. We were discharged from the hospital and we pray that she heals. Thank you again. My hand is writing this message, because the bottom of my heart cannot hold a pen. I am very much grateful, from the bottom of my heart.
God bless you
She continues to have care at CoRSU as the sores slowly heal.
Ssemakadde David, February 2016
32 year old male, chronic bilateral circumferential ulcers on the lower limbs; severely malnourished and immunocompromised.
A 9 year history of long hospitalization, with worsening ulcers, and several surgeries including skin grafts. On admission at CORSU, he was severely emaciated and depressed, too weak to stand. Spoke of lost hope….
Ignoring his moribund state, his biggest concern was the cost of the treatment he required. (Following an assessment by Social workers, he was offered UGX 2 million from Interface funds towards his hospital bills)
He required bilateral below knee amputations as the legs were not reconstructable and he was in need of critical care for septicaemia. He has since had the amputations and slowly recovers on the ward.
It’s not your typical life-changing reconstructive surgery story, but we felt it was a great story worth sharing with you all the same.
Thank you to the patients who have shared their stories with us, and thank you to George Galliwango and Andrew Hodges (plastic and reconstructive surgeons) for taking the time to write and send these to us.