Sailephu is a young boy from Tanzania. He is the second child in a family of eight children.
Sailephu was diagnosed with windswept deformity. His right knee is bent inwards, while his left is bent outwards. 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 has been able to go to school.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Sailephu. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 6. Treatment will hopefully restore Sailephu’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Sailephu’s father says, “I was informed by a friend that there is hope of treatment for my son here. That’s why I came. Please help him.”