Letiya is a child from Tanzania. He is five years old and the youngest in his family.
Letiya was diagnosed with windswept deformity, which means his legs are bowed at the knees. 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 and difficulty walking.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Letiya. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 4. Treatment will hopefully restore Letiya’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Letia’s mother says, “I really wanted to treat my son but the cost turned out to be very high for us to afford please help us.”