Life altering surgery for Onnica
- By: Aobakwe Mompei
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/onnica-botlhoko
My name is Aobakwe Mompei, I'm 30 years old. I'm originally from Ventersdorp, but currently living in Midrand.
I am writing on Onnica Botlhoko's behalf, a 12-year-old little girl of whom I was introduced through a volunteer caregiver.
I would like to raise funds that can help little Onnica, an orphan who needs an emergency surgery that can repair her entire genital area, that was severely damaged by an infection as a result of a sexual abuse incident at the hands of a relative in her family. Hospitals in the public sector have been unable to help since February 2019, and her condition has gotten worse since her first consultation, she's dropped out of school, necessary things like sitting, using the restroom and walking and even bathing herself are impossible to do, she needs constant assistance from her grandmother.
I was inspired to help because regardless of this little girl's ordeal, all she wants to do is to go back to school and learn. I have never seen a small child with such a warrior spirit, a bubbly personality and a contagious smile such as her. I am inspired to reach out to as many people as I can, those that can do everything in their power to give her the gift of her life and childhood back.
I would like to raise the funds as soon as humanly possible. A month from today (12 September 2019)
The bulk of the funds raised will be used for surgery and other medical costs. What will be left after surgery will then be used to build a better home for the little girl and her little brother, as they live in a run-down shack riddled with holes.
She will have her health restored, finally, go back to school and just have her life back to normal.