“Angela is a sweet little two-year-old girl,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She is the second-born in a family of three children. Angela is very friendly and likes being around people.”
“Angela was born perfectly fine without any deformities but, at the age of one year, her legs started to bow outwards,” explains AMHF. Angela, who lives in Tanzania, has bilateral genu varum, a condition that makes one’s legs bow outwards. As a result, it is painful for Angela to walk and it is likely that she will develop early osteoarthritis if this condition is left untreated.
For work, Angela’s father drives a motorcycle and her mother sells secondhand clothes. While they work hard to pay for their family’s daily needs, they cannot afford the cost of surgery for their daughter. $940 covers the cost of Angela’s surgery, which will straighten her legs and allow her to walk without pain.
“It worried us to see the condition of our daughter getting worse,” Angela’s father tells us. “Our hope is for Angela to get the right treatment so that she can walk without feeling pain and without people staring and passing comments about the appearance of her legs.”
Watsi donors, let’s help get Angela get back on her feet feeling comfortable and confident!