Albertine is 17 years old. She was in the third grade of secondary school when things came crashing down in her life. One day, coming home from school, she fell over. A simple fall, nothing out of the ordinary. The doctors fixed her leg and she was supposed to be fine, but she was not.
It turned out that the leg started causing more and more pain. Three months after the accident, Albertine was still in hospital. After another three months the leg had to be amputated. It turned out that she was suffering from bone cancer, which had already spread to her lungs.
The family rented a room in the city because there was no suitable access road for Albertine to return to her home high in the mountains. The girl is getting weaker and needs professional treatment, so the family finally decided to put her in the care of a hospice in Kabuga. Albertine still has hope that she will recover. She is happy to be with us and is very comfortable here. Sister Beata and Esperance, who are from her hometown, visit her every day so that she does not feel lonely. All the patients who are in the hospice have become very good friends with her.
Let’s show Albertine today how many of us there are here, how many friends she has in Poland, who support her very much. If you want to help our new patient, sponsor her for a day in the only hospice of its kind in Rwanda!