We are devastated to share that Kate Namanda passed away on April 25th, 2020 at the age of 13 after a long battle with Leukemia.
Kate was born on June 5th, 2006. Her mother passed away and her father left the family in 2014. Kate came to Miryante on the 30th of November 2018. Kate came to Miryante via a referral from the doctors at a hospital in Fort Portal where she had been left. Her family had been unable to care for her. When Kate came to Miryante her health was very poor, but she soon improved with medical care and love from the other children and staff.
It was amazing to see Kate’s condition improve with time and we were so happy to have her with us.
By April 2019, she was able to start home schooling from Miryante and she was very happy when she got a sponsor. She enjoyed making drawings for her sponsor. Schooling gave her hope and she had the dream of becoming a fashion designer in the future.
She also demonstrated an unshakeable Christian faith while at Miryante. We as staff were so proud of her development of friendships with the other children. Besides that, Kate had a passion for drawing and coloring pictures, reading stories books for other children, and cooking.
Unfortunately, because of the cancer, Kate had to spend a lot of time in the hospital during her time at Miryante. We want to thank everyone who has been there for Kate, especially her sponsor. It is because of this sponsorship that we were able to cover her hospital bills every time she had to be admitted. We also thank the caregivers that stayed with her while she was admitted in the hospital on and off for almost the entire year. We also thank her fellow children that accepted her and welcomed her in Miryante community.
While in the hospital, Kate drew photos to send to her sponsor when she bed-ridden:
Kate was survived by her brother, Joseph, who is living with their grandmother in the village.
Kate died on April 25th 2020 at 8:30 pm. On the morning of 26th/ April/ 2020 she was buried at her grandmother’s home in the village. The village where Kate was buried is called Mukarama in Kyegegwa district. Below are pictures of the burial.
We are going to miss Kate terribly and the joy and happiness she shared with all of those around her. MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE.