Limpopo – Meida Ramuhala recently became the fortunate recipient of the Rural Health Matters programme. She received an appearance-altering surgery and a place to call home.
Ramuhala suffered from a condition called Mandibular Ameloblastoma. According to mayoclinic.org, “Ameloblastoma is a rare, noncancerous (benign) tumour that develops most often in the jaw near the molars. Ameloblastoma begins in the cells that form the protective enamel lining on your teeth.”
While battling with Ameloblastoma, Ramuhala also faced the issue of not having proper accommodation.
Thanks to her surgeon, Dr Itani Dikgale, she received the surgery needed to get rid of the tumour that plagued her for some time.
In addition, Dr Dikgale pleaded with Limpopo’s MEC for health, Dr Phophi Ramathuba, for intervention so that Ramuhala could have a decent home.
Dr Ramathuba in turn approached the Collen Mashawana foundation for assistance, and the foundation accepted his request.
The Limpopo Department of Health made the announcement on social media,
“The Collen Mashawana foundation made a commitment that in the next seven to eight weeks they would have completed building a fully furnished house for Meida Ramuhala.”
Picture: Facebook/ LIMPOPO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (BOPHELONG)
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin