Antonia Nkwanzi Luttaya, a 10-year-old girl from Gayaza, contributed sh5,000 and accompanied it with a letter.
The condition of the boy who was rescued from the street, AbduKarim Kiryowa, keeps improving as more people send in encouragement and money for his treatment.
The latest is Antonia Nkwanzi Luttaya, a 10-year-old girl from Gayaza, who contributed sh5,000 and accompanied it with a letter.
"Dear Abdu, it must have been hard on the streets during this pandemic. I understand what you were going through and you are lucky that a Good Samaritan saved you. I hope for the best on your recovery. May God bless you for being a brave person. I am sorry for the issue," wrote Nkwanzi.
Nkwanzi thanked all New Vision readers who are contributing to her new friend Kiryowa's treatment.
In 2009, when Kiryowa was only two days old, his stomach started swelling. And when his late mother asked the doctors what happened to her son, it was found out that he was born without an anal. Immediately doctors at Mulago Hospital created an opening on his stomach which he uses to pass stool.
After the death of his mother and father in 2018, Kiryowa ran away from his sisters and joined the streets to get what to eat because life was hard at home.
"We were staying with him but he took off, saying he had gone to look for treatment for his condition from the street," said Aisha Nakayiza, a step sister who is also looking after him at the hospital.
It is from the street that New Vision found Kiryowa living at the Mpererwe junction with stool and urine flowing uncontrollably.
The latest from International Hospital Kampala, where Kiryowa is admitted, indicates that his chances of passing stool like a normal person are high.
"The young man is undergoing investigations to enable the medical team come up with the plan of care but so far what we have found out is that his situation can get back to normal. Though it is going to take some time," said Lilian Nakinga, the head of the pediatrician ward.
At the hospital, Kiryowa enjoys playing with car toys.
"I am happy to be here. I can now bath hot water and I sleep well. After treatment I want to go back to school so that I can become a driver," said a happy Kiryowa.
To assist Kiryowa, please send help or contact us on 0773399050.
(This story was done with support from DGF)