Veronica is a 12-year-old from Tanzania who has a bilateral club foot. She enjoys studying mathematics and has 5 siblings, with one brother suffering from the same condition.
Our outreach program met Veronica and referred her to our hospital where manipulation and casting were recommended. She struggles with walking and suffers from blisters due to long walks to school. With successful surgery, Veronica will be able to walk to school with ease and less pain.
Veronica’s parents are peasant farmers, relying on little harvest to meet their daily needs. They have not been able to send Veronica and her brother to the hospital due to lack of funds. They are saddened by their children’s condition but are hopeful that she will be able to walk with ease soon. They appeal for help.
Fortunately, Veronica traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, where surgeons will perform clubfoot repair. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Veronica’s treatment.
Veronica’s father says, “I have always felt hurt and that I failed my children every time I see them walking with difficulty due to their leg condition that I couldn’t afford the treatment. Please help.”