Elvin is a baby from Tanzania. He is the first born child in a family of two children. Elvin is a playful and talkative boy.
Elvin was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus. His legs bow outward so that his knees do not touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he experiences pain when walking.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Elvin. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 7. Treatment will hopefully restore Elvin’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Elvin’s father says, “You are the only hope we have. Please help our son. His condition is worsening each day.”