Sunday, 24 September 2017 | 12:05 WIB

Bone Tuberculosis Immobilizes 15-Year Old Girl in Bandung

The girl is now only able to lay in bed, and cannot do normal daily activities. (rumahzakat)

BANDUNG, NETRALNEWS.COM - A 15-year old girl in Bandung has been immobilized due to bone tuberculosis when the girl, Risye Ayustiwedari was in junior high school. The girl is now only able to lay in bed, and cannot do normal daily activities.

Bone tuberculosis is a systemic disease that can attack various organs including bones and joints. This disease also makes Risye unable to move.

According to information received by the editorial from the public relations division of Rumah Zakat on Wednesday (9/13/2017), Risye now lives in Kampung Ciheulang Ciparay, Bandung Regency with an aunt who cars for her. Risye's father had died a long time and his mother had gone without word since four months ago.

Risye should undergo regular checkup twice a month Monday through Wednesday at Dr. Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung. The treatment funded by Health Social Security (BJPS KEsehatan). However, her aunt needs to prepare at least IDR300,000 for transport and accommodation whenever Risye gets a checkup at the hospital.

"The cost of accommodation and daily necessities is borne by me. However, there are times when I do not have sufficient money for transport and accommodation, and I am forced to borrow money from neighbors who are a willing to cover the accommodation to the hospital or daily necessities," said Risye’s aunt.

Risye has obtained funding aid through sharinghappiness.org from Rumah Zakat. The aid is provided for the replacement of the borrowed money for accommodation during Risye's treatment to the hospital and for subsequent accommodation costs.

Risye has not shown any significant progress since her last visit on August. The first operation was conducted on July 14, 2017 at Hasan Sadikin Hospital. The operation included the installation of pens on 12 segments of Risye’s spine. The second operation will be conducted clean the bone infection located in Risye's left foot. However, Risye’s weight must reach 40 kg for the operation, as she still only weighs 36 kg.

"My hope is that hopefully Risye can be healed, and Rumah Zakat can continue helping people in need, particularly those who experience a similar situation like Risye," her aunt added.