UNIVERSITY student and Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) patient, Charmaine Muronzi (19), has encouraged other students with the same condition to focus on improving their lives through education.
Speaking during the Miss Legacy 2023 finals held on Saturday, Charmaine said her wish was to empower other students affected by the XP condition.
“I am happy that through Miss Legacy 2023, the event managed to raise awareness to help people not to isolate people living with Xeroderma Pigmentosum.”
She also said specialist doctors revealed that she requires urgent corneal transplant.
“I am appealing to the public for donations as I need a corneal transplant.
“Artificial Cornea transplant is the last resort for treating my damaged cornea and it costs between US$3 000 and US$6 000 depending on the damage.
“I don’t have the capacity to raise that money. I would also appreciate it if I manage to get a laptop and a paid Jaws (Job Access with Speech) application which is developed to help users with vision loss.”