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Augustina has been a FOCOS patient since July 2013 and is currently awaiting surgery to treat adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

The 15 year old Ghanaian began having difficulties with her back about three years ago. She noticed a slight curve that has progressively gotten worse. Augustina is currently unable to perform strenuous activities and often avoids social settings our of fear of judgement from her peers.

Augustina is the oldest of two children to her mom who is a single parent and earns a living as a petty trader. She is very focused on her schooling and aspires to be a lawyer.

Doctors expect that surgery will provide Augustina with the ability to return to all activities. Sponsorship includes all pre-operative testing, the surgical procedure, as well as all post-operative care.

Augustina believes that surgery will give her the confidence to pursue her dreams and to make a difference. Thank you, to all, for helping Augustina to stand tall.

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