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Siyabonga Morwasetla











Siyabonga Morwasetla was born on the 2nd February 2003. He is Sepedi speaking from Northern Province but sometimes stays with his father in Kya Sands, Gauteng.

Siyabonga was burned around April 2007, his mother thinks. The injured occurred when someone threw thinners on a fire. As the bottle caught alight, the man threw it away and it hit the child, burning him.

Siyabonga's Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital file stated in June 2008: 'Superficial burns to the face. Completely healed. For no further intervention.' !

Children of Fire has recommended that Radiology scan the good ear in fine slice images, so that the information can be sent on disc the Central University of Technology (CUT) www.cut.ac.za in Bloemfontein.

At CUT they could make a rapid prototype mould of the reverse image of the good ear.

The external mould of the mirror-image of the good ear, would make an extremely good pressure garment for the damaged ear. It should be made in flexible material and placed immediately on top of the damaged ear, after keloid excision.

We are awaiting a response to this ideas from Professors Heinz Rode, Don Hudson and Peter Owen.

The charity hopes to send Siyabonga to the Red Cross Children's War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town for keloid excision coupled with bleumycin injections, and the unique pressure garment technique as described above.

Four pictures of new Children of Fire kid Siyabonga aged 14, referred to the charity by Coronation Hospital in late October 2007






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