- A local woman, Keren Muir, came across the story of a Ugandan baby fighting for his life
- She rallied for his cause and raised R22 000 required for him to undergo a life-saving operation
- Even though they’ve never met, Karen helped to save the life of baby Levi
Most people have a strong sense of humanity that drives us to help others in need.
Often, this is reserved for loved ones, friends or even fellow South Africans.
In the case of Keren Muir, this extended far beyond the borders of Mzansi.
Keren came across the tragic story of baby Levi from Uganda.
The little boy swallowed his meconium, which has the potential to be fatal.
The first stool passed by an infant is known as the meconium and in Levi’s case, it spread to his lungs.
Baby Levi was just born and already fighting for his life.
His father, Sam, was told he needed to come up with $1600 (R22 000) for his baby to undergo the required operation.
Sam is a church pastor in Uganda and struggled to come up with substantial finance.
Fortunately, he and baby Levi were blessed with Keren, who saved the day.
She was so moved by Levi’s story that she motivated friends, family and her church to support the noble cause and raise the funds.
Thanks to Keren’s herculean efforts, baby Levi successfully had his operation on the 15th February.
Even though the two may never meet, baby Levi lives to fight another day thanks to a Good Samaritan thousands of kilometres away.
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