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, December 19, 2010

One amazing year of recovery!

After one year in orphanage care, Pika shows both her capacity for personal change, and the attention paid to her needs.

Pika is learning the joy of walking with her new prosthetic leg. As with all new prosthesis users, she is having to adapt as her stump is adapting to the use, and she's had a few big falls. She will require multiple re-fittings, and new legs as time goes on.

With the help of Bali for Kids Magazine several dedicated Bali expats and a donation from Kerry Smith (Australia) , Pika recently started violin lessons, continues to attend school, is learning to swim, and is learning a skill she loves; using a sewing machine.

Pika's care will continue to require extra funding for medical visits and supplies, and prosthetics. Pika has found her way out of begging and sleeping by the dump. Please consider helping this young teen have the opportunity of a successful life. Go to www.ykpa.org and see how you can help.

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