“Paulo is a cute and happy five-month-old baby boy,” African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) tells us about this only child from Tanzania. “Paulo’s parents are small scale farmers. They were given a small piece of land by Paulo’s grandfather and their major income is through that piece of land.”
Paulo was born with clubfoot in both of his feet and affects his gait when he walks. Clinicians at AMHF have been able to take a look and have recommended a corrective surgery so this can be taken care of early in Paulo’s life.
“When Paulo starts to walk, he will be able to step on his feet and walk on plantigrade,” AMHF continues. “Chances of developing early osteoarthritis will also decrease.” We wish for him to be able to walk properly when the time comes and be independent as he continues to grow,” Paulo’s mother says of her baby boy.
Let’s fund the surgery Paulo needs to walk properly for the rest of his life.