Namibia: Mvaf Gives 10-Year-Old New Lease On Life

The Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVAF) has given a boy (10), who fell victim to a head-on collision last year, his life back.

This was on Thursday shared in a statement issued by MVAF spokesperson Surihe Gaomas-Guchu.

She said the boy sustained a spinal cord injury and suffered multiple trauma after the crash in August last year.

Gaomas-Guchu said the severity of his injuries caused him to need help with eating, dressing, bathing and using the bathroom.

She said the boy regained his independence after months of intensive rehabilitation and physiotherapy.

He is now able to eat, bath himself and dress independently.

"The biggest rehabilitation goal for him was to return to school, which he successfully achieved at the beginning of the year," Gaomas-Guchu said.

She said the fund has modified the boy's house in Soweto, in Katutura, to help him live independently.

"I am happy about what the MVAF did for me. It paid my medical bills, fixed my house and gave me a wheelchair so I could go back to school," he said.

The boy's father also thanked the MVAF.

"He was in the intensive care unit for almost two months, and I thought he would never be the same again. Now, after rehabilitation, my son is a happy boy who likes throwing balls with other children. He is smart and well behaved," he said.

The family chooses to remain anonymous.

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