Woman with a leg weighing 35 kg!
The foot of a Somali resident swelled to unbelievable proportions after she was infected with parasitic worms.
Now, friends and neighbors eschew the 35-year-old Sadi Abdinur, because they believe that she is possessed by the devil.
The mother of two children contracted elephant disease * and now can neither walk nor work to feed the family.
* Elephant sickness - persistent increase in the size of any part of the body due to the painful growth of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, which is caused by constant stagnation of the lymph; the disease occurs in the tropical belt, where it is caused by filarial - small parasitic roundworms, carried by mosquitoes. (approx. Translator)
Now her children, nine-year-old Ayan and seven-year-old Ayub, are forced to wander around the streets and beg for alms in order to somehow feed the family. Her husband was shot several years ago right in front of her eyes and now the woman has no one to rely on.
Miss Abdinur contracted in 2006. The leg began to swell slowly and now the woman suffers from lymphoidma (a disease associated with impaired lymph drainage from lymphatic capillaries) caused by elephant disease.
Recently, Miss Abdinur had a hope of recovery: a British surgeon agreed to perform the operation.
One of the members of the charitable foundation Ahidaya International UK found her lonely, abandoned by all, and members of the foundation decided to help the poor woman.
Now they are doing everything possible so that Miss Abdinur received a passport and visa and was able to fly to the UK.
Nigel Stiendfield, a surgeon who agreed to have the surgery, says: “I am a recognized expert in the treatment of elephant disease and I can say that this is one of the most difficult cases I have come across. This woman can hardly walk. An operation that can help her lasts 10 hours and it is incredibly complicated .. Without treatment, the woman is doomed to death. Ultimately, she will not be able to move at all. Amputation is not possible in this case, it requires resection and subsequent skin transplantation. "
The charity fund needs to raise £ 30,000 for flights, surgery, and post-operational care. Shugri Hussein, a member of the Ahidaya International UK Foundation, wrote to David Cameron and the Queen of Great Britain in a desperate attempt to draw everyone’s attention to this problem. At the moment, is collecting funds for Saudi assistance.