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Welcome to the team Colin!
Submitted By Danielle Wood on Thursday, September 12, 2019
The Minor Bantam AE team has paired up with One4Another International and the “18th Man” project to add an extra player to their roster this season!  

His name is Colin and he lives in Uganda.   Colin is the last born of 7 kids and lives with both parents.  They are a peasant family and their youngest son currently lives a life of disability and discrimination.  However, they could never afford the cost of the necessary surgical treatment.    

When Colin was just 4 years old he got very sick with malaria and was taken to a local clinic and given an injection to treat his illness.  Unfortunately, many health clinics in Uganda have poorly trained staff that give injections in the wrong spot. The toxicity of the medication and/or the needle itself damages part of the sciatic nerve which then causes a slow onset of lameness in the lower limb.  This condition is called, Injection Neuritis or Post Injection Paralysis.  In many cases, there is a seizing of the Achilles tendon due to lack of blood supply and the child ends up walking on the ball of the foot with little movement in the foot itself. Treating this condition is very similar to treating club foot which includes pre-op casting, surgery and post-op bracing.  By adopting Colin as our “18th Man” and funding his surgery and treatment, our team will be changing the course of his life!   

Our great group of players and families have really jumped on board in support of this cause which is great to see! The players will be fundraising the money to send to One4Another to fund Colin's surgery and treatment.  Colin will be with the team in spirit all season and will remind us that helping one person might not change the world, but it can change the world for one person!


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