11-year-old girl Rasoanantenaina Olga from needed our help. She had osteitis on her leg, and it had become irretrievably infected, requiring amputation. The only way was to evacuate her from her village, Marolambo, back to the hospital in Tana. Without this, her life was in danger.
We arranged for the surgery, and our friends at MAF volunteered to fly her there and back. HoverAid UK was also able to pay for her hospitalization, analyses, and radiography, as well as accommodation for her father nearby. Hoveraid was their only hope.
Our MMS manager Maholy takes up the story…
We went straight to the hospital upon landing, and we bought her some clothes because she had none to put on. When we got to the hospital, we washed and changed her clothes, then the nurses bandaged her leg while waiting for the amputation. Doctors gave Olga antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. The following day the amputation operation was performed successfully, and she was released from the hospital 3 days later. They both came to stay in my house to recuperate for a couple of weeks, with nurses visiting to change bandages.
She enjoyed playing with my son, Diary, improved fast, but was looking forward to returning home.
On November 23rd, nearly 3 weeks after leaving, MAF flew Olga (wearing the new dress that Maholy made for her) and her father back to Marolambo, where she is being amazingly positive looking forward to a new and very different future
Olga says “Misaotra” (thank you) to all who helped her.