I wanted update everyone on Usna, the bright little girl who lost her leg a tragic accident in her community.
Thanks for all your messages and encouragement about Usna. I’m really appreciative of everyone who donated to help support her during this tough time. The rehabilitation process for amputees is quite long. I must admit making visits to the hospital during Usna’s recovery was really an education for me about what all people who have lost limbs must suffer through. Through all of the tough trials, however, friends who have heard Usna’s story or volunteered with our project have been especially sweet by spending their time at the hospital. Here’s a few shots of us reading and teaching English to her:
Usna was released earlier than expected, after spending close to a month in the hospital. We’ve used the money people have contributed to hire a tutor for Usna, who has missed so much classwork. She’s able to get around somewhat on her crutches, but mobility in the train community where she lives is already a challenge for people walking on two legs. Still we’re hopeful she can begin attending school again soon. In the last photo above you can see we were proud to have her join our Saturday English class again and we’re still checking in with her to see if there’s other ways we can lend a hand. To everyone who’s been supportive from so many far away places, I can tell you her family is tremendously grateful and so am I.