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Sthabile, Doreen, Nsizwa (leaning back), Siyamthanda, Ado, Kezia, Dorah, at moyo Zoo Lake in January 2011 celebrating the Mt Cameroon climb.

Nsizwa surprised everyone by a significant change in attitude. He has positive and helpful on the mountain. He had taken his training seriously and he made it all the way to the summit.

Nsizwazonke Vilakazi had two tissue expanders inserted in his scalp in February 2010 and a skin graft placed beneath his eye.

The surgeons at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital and at George Mukhari (Garankua) Hospital could not find one of the ports, which seems to be tucked beneath the expander. Only about six weeks after the operation was 40ml of saline put into that expander.

The hair that we attempted to remove with laser treatment, that was under his eye, has now moved to mid-cheek with the latest skin graft altering the tophography of his face.

Nsizwa's heart's desire is to own his own laptop computer because writing by hand is laborious with only part of one hand.











Nsizwa would like to have electrolysis or laser treatment to his face, that is not available in the state sector. He wants to remove hair in areas of the upper cheek where it should not be.

He enjoyed his trip to the Drakensberg Mountains with fire fighters and other burns survivors in southern-hemisphere Winter 2008.



Nsizwa Vilakazi has been operated on again at Carstenhof Clinic on Monday 15th March 2004, where Dr Alastair Lamont kindly worked on his face pro Deo and his anaesthetist Linda Blezovsky also gave her services for free, as did Afrox, the hospital owners and managers. He is recovering in Ward Two (213). Nsizwa is a little burned boy in grade 5 at the Bumbisizwe School for physically disabled children in Madadeni, Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal. He is doing quite well academically and functions well in a protective school environment, but he is still aware of his physical appearance and would like to look more 'normal'. He is scarred mainly on his face, upper body and arms. Nsizwa lost the cartilage on his right ear and nose and he has extensive tissue damage all over his face, resulting in prominent lips, poor eye closure, loss of eyebrow and poor facial expression. His eyes are small, especially the right one, they are constantly watering and red. He doesn’t have hair on the right side of his head. The upper body has contracted scar tissue on both right and left pectoral areas which restricts movement. Nsizwa lost his right hand at wrist level. He has a flexion skin contracture of his elbow joint, restricting elbow extension to 40degrees. Nsizwa doesn’t have a index finger on his left hand, has a very short thumb with only an MP joint that was surgically reattached. The web space is small, his 4th and 5th fingers only have a small flexion impairment, but the 3rd finger has limited MP and PIP flexion. It also has slight valgus deformity on the distal phalangy. The dorsal surface of his hand has scars of a skin transplant. He doesn’t have full wrist flexion. Nsizwa also has severe left elbow flexion skin contractures, which limits elbow extension to 75 degrees. Taking these losses and limitations into consideration, Nsizwa is quite skillful with his left hand. Activities are however limited, because he only has one deformed hand and one stump for support. Children of Fire intends to seek surgical and occupational therapy solutions for Nsizwa.





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