- Rebecca Chogtaa Dumeh is a five-year-old child with Wardenburg Syndrome type II
- Wardenburg Syndrom is a rare genetic condition that occurs once in every 42,000 birth
- Dumeh has blue eyes, was deaf and could not speak due to the condition
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Born with a rare genetic condition called Wardenburg Syndrome, Rebecca Chogtaa Dumeh has blue eyes, was deaf and could not speak due to the condition.
The rare genetic condition occurs once in every 42,000 birth.
Dumeh whose story went viral two years ago turned 5 years old in March 2021.
At age three, Dumeh needed surgery and other therapies to treat her rare condition.
The Afi Antonio Foundation and Foundation for Children With Hearing Loss in South Africa raised funds to perform a Cochlear implant surgery for her, and through speech therapy enable her to hear and develop speech.
The charity collaborated to raise $34,000 to perform one ear surgery and pay for her living expenses for six months in South Africa.
The surgery was done for one ear because the two charities could not raise the $50,000 amount needed for both ears then.
Dumeh is in school and the foundation is hopeful that they'll be able to raise the rest of the money for her surgery and continue with therapy.
Despite her condition, Dumeh has turned her lemons into lemonade and has become an advocate, modelling to raise funds for her surgery and to help create awareness for people with her condition.
To support raise funds for Dumeh's surgery, contact @afiantonio on all social media platforms.
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Source: Yen News