“We have already seen great improvement in our son’s condition,” shares Derrick’s mother. “Derrick has healed from the surgery on his left foot. What we are asking for now is your help in treating his right foot so that he can walk normally one day.”
Five-year-old Derrick is a lively and playful boy from Kenya. The third and youngest child in the family, he is only a nursery school pupil, but already loves to read.
Derrick was born with genu varus, or bowleggedness, in both limbs. This seriously affects his gait. Although normal in very young children, Derrick’s condition has now persisted long enough that it needs surgical intervention. With Watsi’s help, he successfully underwent an operation to correct his left leg, and now needs to undergo the same procedure on his right.
Just as they needed financial assistance for his first operation, Derrick’s parents need your help again with this one. His father, a fisherman, is the family’s sole breadwinner, and his income is reliant on the seasons and weather. The family lives in a small grass thatched house.
For $1,165 we can sponsor Derrick’s second surgery on January 15. This sum will also cover the costs of his lab tests, medications, and five-day hospital stay.
“Thank you for your support,” says Derrick’s mother.