Matilda's father was paralyzed by a stroke leaving her mother as the sole provider for their home. Eventually the mother could not pay school fees and ensure Matilda got an education. Things were very dire for her at the time as she has four other children she needs to support.
Her mother now has a job selling bread and sends money to Patrick when she can to help support Matilda.
In the spring, Matilda went to visit her parents. During the trip she was hit by a jeep while crossing the street. She will require several operations to fix her leg.
Matilda was in a coma as a result of the accident. When searching her bag, all they could find was Patrick's phone number. The hospital quickly phoned Patrick and he was able to contact the parent and get them to the hospital.
Matilda wants to be Fashion Designer when grows up. Her and her friend Mary plan to be partners and call themselves Double M Designs.