Exildah is a 3-year-old girl from Zambia who was born with a condition that makes her legs grow sharply inward. Commonly referred to as “knock knees,” Exildah’s situation is so extreme that it can only be treated with surgery. Without treatment, Exildah will never be able to walk normally.
Exildah’s grandmother is her biggest advocate. She has taken her granddaughter from doctor to doctor to try and find someone who could help, but was repeatedly told that there was nothing that could be done. She refused to give up as she continued to watch Exildah struggle to remain balanced when standing, let alone when walking, and she pushed forward with seeking treatment.
Fortunately, Exildah’s grandmother was finally referred to CURE’s facility in Zambia, where surgeons are confident they can treat Exildah’s case. It will cost $1000 to perform the surgery she needs, as well as provide her with the appropriate follow up work. Exildah’s family wants her to get treatment and live a normal life, but they live in one of the poorest regions of the entire world. Paying for her care out-of-pocket is absolutely impossible. We need to cover the cost of her surgery and give her a chance at a happy and healthy life.