Swiss Surgery Charity Campaign – Menna (8)
Menna is a 7-year-old girl from the Nile-Delta in Egypt, growing up in poor conditions with two sisters and a brother. Menna’s father is a day labourer, with a monthly income of less than 100.- CHF. Her mother had a brain tumour and, as a result of surgery, is almost blind and therefore, is not able to further support the family.
When Menna was 2 years old, she came to Dr. Mohammed El-Skeikh and Dr. Khalid. She got diagnosed with a rare form of inborn, severe, chronic pancreatitis, which caused constant terrible pain and led to pancreatic insufficiency. Consequently, she would not grow sufficiently and her thriving was heavily impaired.