Elia is a three-year-old boy and the youngest child in a family of three children. Eli’s mother sells sugar, salt, tea leaves and kerosene to people in her village to provide for the family.
Elia has clubfoot of his right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape causing difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Due to financial challenges, his parents have never been able to seek treatment for their son.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH) is helping Elia receive treatment. He traveled to visit AMH’s care center after a passerby who saw him struggling to walk recommended the place to their family with hopes he could be treated. On October 8th, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery. After treatment, Elia will be able to walk easily. Now, AMH is requesting $935 to fund Elia’s procedure and care.
Elia’s mother shared, “I am struggling alone to find food for my children. Getting the money need to cover the treatment cost is not something I can afford.”