Kashmala, disabled in the Peshawar massacre, needs help

Kashmala was taken to the public hospital for emergency care, where doctors found multiple shrapnel in her legs and she underwent surgery. Following the serious injuries, her right leg was amputated.

Pakistan
Oct 23 2013, 1:24 PM
Kashmala, disabled in the Peshawar massacre, needs help

Christians and many civil society organizations in Pakistan have appealed for helping Kashmala Munawar, a 13-year-old Christian girl seriously injured in last month’s terrorist attack on the Church of All Saints in Peshawar.

Kashmala was taken to the public hospital for emergency care, where doctors found multiple shrapnel in her legs and she underwent surgery. Following the injuries, an infection in her right leg led to its amputation.

She is still in strong need for medical treatment and specialist care for her leg. Currently the NGO "World Vision in Progress" is supporting the expenses for Kashmala’s medical treatment and for other victims of the massacre. But the NGO might not be able to support Kashmala for long.

The specialist care in a European hospital could help Kashmala fully recover and also consider the possibility of prosthesis for her leg, in order to help her return to a normal life. Kashmala is a high school student.

Source: Agenzia Fides

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