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8-yr-old accident victim to receive prosthetic arm

One of the children affected by last year’s tragic bus accident is scheduled to undergo a prosthetic fitting in Sydney this week.

This has been made possible through financial assistance provided by Aspen Medical’s registered charity, Aspen Medical Foundation  Companies.

Eight-year-old Elenoa Gukiwasa will be accompanied by her grandmother, Makelesi, and Aspen Medical clinicians Dr Manoa Valeniyasana, Setaita Bulai and Linda Jorgensen.

Following the road traffic accident near Lautoka Hospital on 21 June 2023, Aspen Medical in Fiji approached the Aspen Medical Foundation to support Elenoa on her path to recovery.

The Foundation agreed to fund the required prosthetic limb and all travel and accommodation.

Elenoa’s prosthetic limb will be fitted by APC Prosthetics.

Aspen Medical’s chief executive in Fiji, Gavin Whiteside said, “Elenoa’s trip to Sydney marks a significant step forward in her rehabilitation process. This journey underscores the community’s collective effort and unwavering support, enabling Elenoa to access the care she needs for a brighter future.”

“Elenoa is a very brave young girl bur she has a long journey ahead of her, and we are happy that we can play a part in improving her life.”

The fitment of the prosthetic limb and initial physiotherapy will start on Monday 19 February and will take several days.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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