“I want my child to grow up knowing his mama loves him and found him treatment when he was a baby,” Gershomu’s mother shares.
Meet Gershomu, an adorable seven-month-old son and third born child to his young parents. He and his family live in rural Tanzania. “Gershomu was born with club feet,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “As he grows and starts to walk, he will develop a stilted gait and not be able to wear normal shoes.” In the hopes of finding treatment for their son’s condition, Gershomu’s parents used their savings to travel to various hospitals until they arrived at a Watsi partner.
The treatment Gershomu seeks will adjust the tightened tendons and ligaments causing the uncomfortable club feet. “We expect a great outcome for Gershomu as we are able to start his treatment when he is so young,” AMHF continues. “We expect that he will grow and develop with no idea he was born with a disability.”
Together, for $1160, we can help Gershomu’s mother cover the cost of this life-changing operation and allow him to return back home with his family!