• Health Aid
  • Amman

Ola’s Paraplegia Has Left Her with Severe Complications and She Needs Your Help Now!

Beneficiaries
1
Total Donors
26
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The beneficiary's information was also verified by the Ministry of Social Development
Case description

 

OLA’S STORY

Ola has been a paraplegic since she was born, so she has been suffering all her life. Her head is connected to a device that helps empty out extra fluid and she urinates involuntarily as she does not control the lower half of her body. She speaks but does not move; she has an old wheelchair with wheels that barely work, which makes the family carry her to take her to the hospital, where she goes often due to her epileptic seizures.

 

In addition to paraplegia, Ola has a congenital spinal deformity and curvature, which causes her to stretch in a way that causes severe skin ulcers.

 

Ola’s father is devastated over her condition and spends his days talking to her to try and ease her pain. Her mother died when she was young, and she now lives with her father and stepmother.



HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Ola is part of a family of 8 that has no stable income as her father is severely ill and cannot work. The family’s living conditions are truly awful; they receive some government aid which barely covers their basic needs as they are always late on rent and electricity and water bills. Ola’s father used to be a painter, but he is no longer able to move due to his several health issues, including diabetes, high cholesterol, poor vision and hearing, and a tumor on his foot.

Ola needs our help to receive better care and live the dignified life she deserves despite her condition. She needs a new wheelchair since her current one barely works, and she needs medical care and follow-up from the complications of paraplegia such as skin ulcers and seizures, from which she has suffered all her life.  



AMOUNT NEEDED

Ola’s father has medical issues of his own, which hinders his ability to work. Her brothers are unemployed, and the family is behind on their rent and utility bills. Ola needs urgent medical care that the family cannot afford.

 

The family needs a total of JOD 2,436 for the next 6 months, divided as follows (in Jordanian Dinars):

 

Nursing Center (2-week treatment). Total is  JOD 437

  • Nursing care 8 hours daily for 5 days a week over 2 weeks = JOD 300
  • Silver seal for wound care = JOD 30
  • Ialuset cream = JOD 30
  • Gauze, bandages, and consumables for dressing = JOD 5
  • Adult diapers (30-piece pack) = JOD 72

 

Medical Equipment (obtained at a discount from Ibn Sina Medical Equipment and guaranteed for two years by them, prices also include installation and maintenance). Total is JOD 870

  • Electric bed (with an air mattress specific for skin ulcers and a bed stand) = JOD 720
  • Wheelchair (foldable wheelchair with head stand, toilet, and feet holder)  = JOD 150

 

Medicine & Supplies for 6 months. Total is JOD 1,129

  • Pulmicort Turbuhaler (200 mcg) = JOD 13.77
  • Nexium 40 mg = JOD 14.52
  • Adult diapers (five 44-piece packs) = JOD 95
  • Silver seal for wound care = JOD 30
  • Ialuset cream = JOD 30
  • Gauze, bandages, and consumables for dressing = JOD 5

 

Thanks to our donors
2022-10-15
Anonymous donated 122 JOD JOD
2022-10-12
Anonymous donated 50 JOD JOD
2022-10-10
Amir donated 15 JOD
2022-10-04
Joumana donated *.**