Uganda Premier League Defending Champions KCCA FC will Sunday, August 13 join other well-wishers for a fundraising function to solicit funds for surgery operation of a 3-year-old Kayla Keza Rubuza alias Baby Kayla.
The event will be held at Phillip Omondi Stadium.
Kayla is suffering from a Cerebral Hypoxia, an infection of the brain resulting from the reduced supply of oxygen.
“As a club, it’s exactly why this Foundation was formed; we want to raise funds for a good cause, we don’t only want to play football but we also want to extend our helping hand where necessary,” said the Club Chairman Aggrey Ashaba in a Press conference organized today morning at the club’s rebranded home, the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
“We urge and request all our fans to be supportive as always for this noble cause and give Baby Kayla her life.”
Gloriah Naava, a Board member of the KCCA FC foundation, said: “We have organized a Car wash in a bid to raise the amount to help Baby Kayla go to India for her operations. Top artistes like Rema and Bebe Cool have confirmed to take part.”
According to Kayla’s mother, “It was a Friday morning. Kayla was at home playing with her fellow kids and I left them in the sitting room to go and rest. The maid opened the gate for them to go out and play. One of the kids opened the car which was somewhere outside the compound and they entered; she locked them inside and left without informing anyone.”
She continues: “When I woke up, I asked the maid where the kids were, and she didn’t know. So we had to search to no avail until I noticed one of the kids raising her head helplessly in the car, then we came to the rescue.”
The mum further narrates that they found Kayla and the other two kids unconscious and decided to rush them to the hospital.
“We were informed that Kayla needed special treatment that required a Life support. She was in comma for about 4 days, we have been in the hospital for about a month and now we know that Kayla has suffered a major damage to her brain,” she says.
At the moment, Kayla’s mum says, “she can neither stand nor sit, and she can’t control herself.”
The cost of the treatment amounts to USD52,000 which is equivalent to Shs187,200,000 to be done in India.