Jabez was born in a small remote Ugandan village in 2020. It was a complicated delivery. A loss of oxygen during the birth means Jabez now suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
But there’s a problem
Jabez is well loved by his community, but there is only so much they can do. Jabez is unable to walk or feed himself, and his young mother does not have the resources to provide the complex care he needs.
Currently he has only a rocker and his mother’s arms to rest in.
If nothing changes for Jabez, he will not be able to get an education and will not enjoy any kind of a future.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
In April 2022, CreateCare Global were able to raise funds to have Jabez assessed by a physiotherapist. The report showed that Jabez is developing scoliosis as a result of having no seated support.
Jabez needs ongoing medical support, but initially he must be provided with a wheelchair and a walker to reduce his scoliosis and the painful contractures of his muscles.