Emmanuel is seven years old and the fourth child in a family of five children. Emmanuel’s parents rely on subsistence farming. They mostly grow rice.
Emmanuel wishes to go to school like his brothers, but due to the severe condition of his lower limbs he is unable to walk the long distance to school. Emmanuel’s left leg is bent inwards and his right leg is bent outwards, a condition known as windswept deformity. He feels pain when walking or running. He visited our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, and learned that he would need surgery. Corrective surgery will restore Emmanuel’s ability to walk properly and allow him to go to school and do other things with ease. He is scheduled for treatment on October 17.
The surgery will cost $838. What his father earns is not enough to cover the cost of surgery, so the family needs help raising money.
Emmanuel says, “I would like to work in the farm like my father when I grow up.”