After getting pushed into a blazing-hot fire, Chabu faced an uncertain future. He lost all movement in his right arm and hand, and partially lost the use in his left arm. Extensive and excruciating burns covered his chest and face, and quickly got infected.
For injured and sick children stuck in extreme poverty, options for treatment are nearly non-existent. That’s why we need your help to provide health and hope to kids like Chabu.
When we first met Chabu, he refused to speak, or even look at us. Depression and hopelessness had engulfed his world. Embarrassed by his disfigurement and the smell of his infections, Chabu withdrew from the world.
At first, the doctors wanted to amputate Chabu’s right arm. But his mother, Charity, fought hard to save his arm. Ultimately, Chabu’s mother took him home, where the family cared for him the best they could. She shared: “I used to pray all the time that help would be found.”
In the end, Chabu’s grandfather brought him to Bright Hope, begging us to help save him.
Life feels like an uphill battle for sick kids living in abject poverty. From the social stigma of being different to the lack of treatment options, isolation and hopelessness seem inevitable.
Often the biggest hurdle kids in Zambia like Chabu face is the difficult and costly multiple-day journey to the hospital in Lusaka for appointments and surgery. So, that’s where Bright Hope comes in. We provide a travel guardian and cover transportation costs to and from appointments and surgeries.
After multiple skin grafts, Chabu regained complete use of both arms and hand!
As you read about Chabu’s story, what is God asking of you? Please prayerfully consider how you can give life-saving medical attention to kids like Chabu. Your gift of $25, $50, or $100 provides a guardian and transportation to and from the surgery center.
Remember, giving God your yes could give health and hope to hundreds of kids like Chabu! And if this program receives full funding, additional resources will go toward similar strategic projects.