Augustino is a cute, nine-year-old boy from Tanzania, born on November 1, 2006. Augustino is the first born in a family of four children. He was born without any problems, but when he turned five-years-old, his legs slowly started to bow inwards causing him to knock his knees when walking. He now complains of feeling pain on the knees especially when climbing up a hill. He can’t run as fast as he used to.
Augustino enjoys playing with cars and lego blocks. His mother does a bit of farm work and his father is a self-employed carpenter. What they both earn is not enough to cover their day to day expenses as well as the cost of surgery which Augustino needs.
For $940, Augustino will have surgery to treat his knocked knees, allowing him to walk properly.
“I hope my son’s legs can be straightened to allow him to walk properly so that he can go to school,” his father shared, “and later on get a good career and ability to live an independent life.”