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Mitta
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Rien ne Dit
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Sunday Mukaza
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Yassine Ben Ali
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Clara



Clara's tenth birthday in 2014 was on the same day as Anele's 14th birthday





Clara enjoyed a trip to the Benoni Bunny Park in April 2014. She shrieked with delight on the roundabouts with Wendy Ntswane. And she greatly enjoyed the company of Daniel Friedman, better known as the comedian Deep Fried Man, who has been an ad hoc volunteer at the charity for many years. His wife Janine also accompanied the children along with other ad hoc long term volunteers Ian and Kate McLean.









Painful step by painful step, we are trying to restore function to Clara's hands Here the wounds were exposed post-surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Hand unit on 30th September 2013 Skin is taken from the thigh, the "donor site" and placed on the hands.

While using skin from donor sites is a common plastic surgery procedure, the severity of historic hand burns that we encounter daily in Africa, is rare in the "First World".



Clara (10) and friends feed donkeys in April 2014. There was debate as to what a baby donkey was called, but it is apparently a colt or a foal.





Clara has come a long way in the 15 months that she has lived (so far) in Bronwen Jones's home, assisted by Children of Fire. But she still has so far to go.

In early 2014, a tissue expander was placed in her scalp.
Clara has little hair left, since she was burned. But we hope, very much against the odds, to be able to expand what remains and allow her to have some girly hairstyles one day.
We also hope that the only willing and sufficiently-capable hand surgeon in South Africa will find time to work on her left hand.
The right hand has come so far.



Clara (9) went to share toys with children at Tembisa Hospital on Sunday 9th March 2014 as a way of burns survivors reaching out to other burns survivors.



Painful step by painful step, we are trying to restore function to Clara's hands Here the wounds were exposed post-surgery at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Hand unit on 30th September 2013 Skin is taken from the thigh, the "donor site" and placed on the hands.









While using skin from donor sites is a common plastic surgery procedure, the severity of historic hand burns that we encounter daily in Africa, is rare in the "First World".

Clara and her first cousin Menashe were referred to us in late 2012.
They live in Zimbabwe and have no hope of getting reconstructive surgery there.
We are trying to contact Zimbabwean philanthropists to see if any would help.
No child should have to live like this.


















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