Who is Pika?

Pika is a seriously disabled child who was required to beg in the streets of Bali for many years.

In December 2009, Pika was rescued by the Bali Street Kids Project (www.ykpa.org). Her care has required extensive treatments, many medical specialists and transports, as well as social working to help her and the other children adjust to a normal life. She endured 4 surguries in 5 months, the last was life saving. She needs ongoing medical and social care for her to become a normal kid; and donations to afford it all. Please read her story (from the bottom up

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pika is at the beach!

Maybe this sounds silly to say... "at the beach", but Pika has been only able to be at home (orphanage) or hospital for many months. Now she is getting outside.

Here she is at the beach with some of her girl friends from the orphanage (she is lower left). Her smile says it all!

Soon Pika will have her prosthetic leg and be up walking with the other kids.

The adults in the photo are Putu 'Cute Girl' (YKPA Founder), Ketut (YKPA staff, center back), and Kyra Parker (long time volunteer from Australia).

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Almost walking for the first time!

Last week, Putu took Pika to Yayasan Yakum Bali (nonprofit organization in Bali) and had a caster mold taken for her soon to be prosthetic lower leg.

This was an especially touching and experience, as Pika was really believing what we had promised her 9 months ago when the doctors recommended she have her badly infected lower leg amputated. She has been through a very difficult journey since then.

With 1-2 months, the next photo you see will be her actually walking, really walking for the first time ever. No longer limping on a badly deformed and infected foot. She is almost there!

Thank you Yakum Bali !!!