Triny meets Chelsea FC

Triny at Chelsea_300x22019th February 2013

Triny Amuhirwe and her mother, Sarah, have been keeping busy since Triny’s operation in December. We reported on the complexity of the operation to remove Triny’s tumour, caused by fibrous dysplasia, in an earlier story, on 17th December. Triny continues to make good progress and though much of her time is spent at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital School, an environment Triny loves, she and Sarah are also exploring the local area.

Our neighbours, at the Chelsea Football Club, have been great hosts to Triny and Sarah twice – once on the 9th January and then again on the 9th February, 2013. Although the team lost 0-2 to Swansea City on the 9th January, the players were on great form when they met with Triny and Sarah, after the match. They relaxed, chatted and posed for photographs with them. On the 9th February, Chelsea won 4-1 against Wigan Athletic, with goals from Ramires, Eden Hazard, Frank Lampard and Marko Marin. Triny and Sarah really enjoyed sharing the ‘loud and fun’ experience with the crowd.

We are very grateful for the Club’s kind generosity – Sarah was especially pleased as she has been supporting Chelsea for a long time. Meeting the players was her dream come true.

Triny is undergoing further surgical procedures this week to tidy up the scarring on her eye and to shorten the bone now in her nose, which had been taken from Triny’s skull during the operation to give structure to her reconstructed nose. She will also have further scans at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital which will be sent to Cavendish Imaging for analysis to determine whether the fibrous dysplasia growth has stabilised. If all is well on the scans, than Triny and Sarah will return to Uganda very soon.

Image – Triny and Sarah with Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior, Henrique Hilario and Cesar Azpilicueta.


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