Meet Oscar, he is 15 years old and in grade 7. He started losing feeling in his legs and his knees began to swell at age 12. His mother took him to the local clinic but they could not find a cause. They decided to try treating him for TB and any other option they thought could be related. After nothing worked they referred him to a hospital in the capital of Lusaka. Because the mother did not have the resources she did not take him there.
Now, three years later Oscar has lost all strength in his legs and can no longer walk and has stopped going to school because his friends can no longer carry him there. Being an excellent student with great potential, two of his teachers brought him today hoping we could help. Tomorrow he can attend school again! He told us he hopes to pursue his dream of becoming a primary school teacher!