Elisha is a toddler from Tanzania. He is the second in a family of three children.
Elisha was diagnosed with bilateral acquired genu valgus. His legs are abnormally curved. 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 he walks.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Elisha. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 10. Treatment will hopefully restore Elisha’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Elisha’s mother says, “We wish to see our son walk and ran around like normal children but we can’t afford his treatment please help our son.”