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10-year-old contributes to Kiryowa's treatment

By Carol Kasujja

Added 2nd July 2020 11:29 PM

Antonia Nkwanzi Luttaya, a 10year old girl from Gayaza has contributed sh5000 and accompanied it with a letter.

10-year-old contributes to Kiryowa's treatment

Abdu Karim Kiryowa shares a light moment with a sponsor Jacqueline Wolfson the Founder of Shule Foundation. This was at International Hospital Kampala on June 29, 2020. (Photo by Abou Kisige)

Antonia Nkwanzi Luttaya, a 10year old girl from Gayaza has contributed sh5000 and accompanied it with a letter.

 

HEALTH

Abdu Karim Kiryowa's condition keeps improving as more people send in money for his treatment.

The latest is Antonia Nkwanzi Luttaya, a 10year old girl from Gayaza who has contributed sh5000 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.

Abdu Karim Kiryowa shares a light moment with a sponsor Jacqueline Wolfson the Founder of Shule Foundation. (Photo by Abou Kisige)


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 sleeping at the Mpererwe junction with stool and urine flowing uncontrollably.

Abdu Karim Kiryowa enjoys chicken at International Hospital Kampala on June 29, 2020. (Photo by Abou Kisige)


The latest from International Hospital Kampala, where Kiryowa is admitted indicate 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 that his situation can get back to normal. Though it is going to take some time," said Lilian Nakinga, the head of the paediatrician ward.

At the hospital, Kiryowa is in the care of his stepsister Aisha Nakayiza. He enjoys playing with car toys.

"I am happy to be here, I can now bath hot water and I sleep well. After the 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)

 

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