Irene is a 12-year-old girl from Kenya. She is the second in a family of five children. Her mother looks after the children, and her father is a farmer.
Irene has a condition known as bilateral cavovarus deformity. This means her muscles are out of balance and her heels slant inward. She has difficulty walking.
Fortunately, Irene visited our medical partner’s care center. She is scheduled to undergo a surgery called a calcaneal osteotomy to correct the foot deformity. Surgery is scheduled for June 25 and will cost $1,165.
Her mother says, “I am appealing to Watsi to help my daughter undergo surgery. My joy would be to see her walk to school and proceed with her studies.”