Microtia (Born without Ears) Petition to SA Health Minister
Dear Hon. Minister Aaron Motsoaledi,
- President Cyril Ramaphosa
- African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)
- African National Congress (ANC)
- Congress of the People (COPE)
- Democratic Alliance (DA)
- Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)
- Freedom Front Plus (FF)
- Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)
- National Freedom Party (NFP)
- Pan Africanist Congress (PAC)
- United Democratic Movement (UDM)
- All other Political Parties, Women's Leagues, Youth Leagues, etc
- The Mandela Foundation
- All Human Right Groups
- All Child Rights Groups
- All Medical Associations
- All Law Practitioners
- All South African
- The General Public
A CLARION CALL TO RECOGNIZE MICROTIA (BORN WITHOUT EARS) IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Microtia (Born without Ears) and Atresia (without Ear Canal) patients, patients with other extreme forms of ear defects and their parents seek the attention of the South African Government, through the Department of Health towards their plight,which is to provide adequate information and guide to medical solution and actual solution when this defects are noticed at birth in the South African Child.
The Give an Ear foundation (a South African based Charity, Non-Profit Organization working for the repair of Microtia and Atresia in South African Children.) has over 200 children born with Microtia in its waiting list. Give an Ear Foundation was founded in 2012 by Mrs Viola Ntokazi Nwadike, a South African woman who's son Victor (8 years old) was born with single microtia and atresia. The following excerpts described Viola's experience upon delivery of Victor in 2010;
"Then comes the doctor with a straight-face; “Oh, I think he will need plastic surgery”. My husband and I froze as we tried to comprehend the doctor’s message; at this time the joyful triggers came to halt. He (The Doctor) handed me the baby and I saw for the first time this tiny little piece of skin where there is supposed to be an ear."
"Two days later we were discharged with no counseling, no referral and no information on what to do with my boy’s situation. The lack of information from the doctors at the hospital where I gave birth, the lack of awareness of this congenital birth defect and the lack of government structures put in place to strategically address this issue in children was heartbreaking for me, to say the least."
Thanks to the South African Airways (SAA) for sponsored flights, to Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, California, USA and other sponsors/donors, Victor (Viola's son was able to travel twice for his reconstructive surgery. now victor attends school and plays with other kids as a normal child,
Microtia (Born without Ears) Awareness Campaign 2018
Give an Ear Foundation, in partnership with Ear Community (an international Ear defects advocate) have launched an awareness campaign for Microtia in South Africa with a Walk/Picnic event tagged Microtia Walk 2018 (#microtiawalk2018) on the 29th of September 2018, which takes off from Morningside Country Club, through Sandton and back in time for the picnic. For more information, Click HERE
To the General South African Public, we need you and we need the following;
- Participants for the Awareness Walk. Click HERE to join now.
- Sponsors and Partners. Click Here to help.
- Funders, Donors and Donations. Click HERE to help.
- Volunteers. Click HERE to help.
- Fundraisers. Click HERE to help.
For more information, contact:
VIOLA NTOKAZI NWADIKE