Masvingo – Masvingo Rotary Club donated wheelchair and walker to the five year-old Wayne Mpofu on Monday evening.
One is even compelled to do more for the unfortunate Wayne, or would have been forced to do the same after hearing the little boy's story that finally got him physical impairment.
"Wayne was a healthy little boy at the time of his birth. He just became unfortunate in 2011 when he was three months old when he suffered from mabayo (pneumonia). We took him to the hospital for treatment but was only given medication to ease the ailment. The situation however worsened and we took him to specialists doctors in Harare but all was in vain," said mother Euligate Rutende.
She said one of the Rotarians met her son one day and promised to discuss his condition with fellow Rotarians leading to the donation this week. Rutende is a hair dresser by profession.
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