Sad little village girl
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About three weeks back, a woman came to our Church in Lusenke. She attended our Sunday morning church service, and after the service, she asked me to come to her home and pray for her sick daughter who is
suffering with eye sickness.
The following day, I sent the church elders to go and pray for the girl. But when they came back they gave me a sad story about this woman and her daughter’s eye condition, asking me to go and see for myself.
When I went to this woman’s house, I looked at her sick daughter and could not believe my eyes due to the condition this poor girl’s left eye was in. I prayed for the girl and then told the woman that the girl needs to be rushed to the hospital for medical help.
The sick girl is called Achieng Margaret and the mother is Achieng Rose. When you look at Margaret’s eye for the first time, you may be startled. I asked her to tell me what happened to this girl. Then the mother began to tell me the story.
The mother was happily married with her husband and having children as well. They were living in Namatogonya villages in Busana sub-county, until the day her daughter Margret woke up in the morning with her left eye swollen. The eye kept on swelling, pushing the eye outward. They took Margret to a nearby government hospital but the only help they got was some panadol tablets and eye drops. The eyeball got progressively worse and protruding even further as time passed. They tried also to go to a district government referral hospital but could not get help. Though the government hospitals in Uganda offer free medical services, they don’t always have medicines and patients have to buy medicines for themselves. After some good number of days when the eye was swollen out is when the mother sought prayer from the Church.
The village home of Margaret and her mom.
Due to a gracious donor from Augusta Georgia, U.S.A. we were able to take mom and daughter to Tororo to be seen by the best Ophthalmologist in East Africa. Achieng Margaret was admitted to the hospital and surgery was scheduled,
Achieng Margaret and her mom Achieng Rose, ready to travel to Tororo for neccessary surgery to remove the eye.
This little girl has suffered much from relentless pain and embarrassment. She stopped talking and was overcome with sadness.
At the hospital in Tororo, smiling and happy, pain is gone, talking and active as it should be. After the the surgical wound heals, she will be fitted with an artificial eye.
Outside on the porch at the hospital, a very happy little girl.