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Touched by Gloria's plight, Dr Thom son contacted colleagues to ask for their help and was thrilled when Mr Adrian Wilson, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Basingstoke, referred the youngster to a friend in Southampton, consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon Mr Vel Sakthivel, who offered to perform the operations for free.
right leg straightened in November last year.
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A YOUNG girl from Ghana, whose plight caught the attention of a Basingstoke doctor, has had her life transformed after he helped her to get major surgery.
Dr Thomson said: "Gloria was in remarkably good form after her second operation and is now doing fine. She is a really lovely girl, and very bright."
Gloria, who with her mother Mercy Yeboah, 54, has been staying with family and friends in Slough, is still in the process of regaining strength and movement, but she can sit and stand with straight legs.
Dr Thomson met Gloria in Ghana's capital city Accra at the Michael Kors Rhea home of his friend Stella Ayiku, a former nurse, during a trip he took on the Africa Mercy ship a charity ship on which volunteer medical experts like Dr Thomson provide health care to the poor.
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"Much credit must go to Adrian Wilson and paediatric physiopherapist Bev Pinnick for their help in arranging an excellent, and much needed, specialist physiotherapy programme."
Mr Sakthivel added: "This sort of extensive surgery is very rarely required in the western world and, to my knowledge, has not been reported in the UK before. It was an extreme case that required something very different if we were to have any hope of success.
As reported in The Gazette in February, Gloria Abeka suffers from Blount's disease a condition which resulted in serious bowing of her legs and left her struggling to walk.
Thanks to the doctor and his friends' fundraising efforts, and the assistance of his medical colleagues, Gloria has now had operations on both her legs, and she should be able to walk comfortably for the first time in many years by the summer.
Dr Thomson enlisted the help of friends to raise a total of 14,000 for the cost of theatre fees, blood tests, X rays and the hospital stay, and Gloria has now had her final operation to straighten her left leg, having had her Michael Kors Bags Original
have never been able to join in games with my friends, feel normal or be without pain.
The surgery has involved Gloria having each leg broken in three places, known as a triple tibial osteotomy, to correct the distorted shin bones with a graft, metal plates, and a total of 22 screws.
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