Jasmin is a young girl from Tanzania. She is the last born in a family of two children. Jasmin’s mother is a stay-at-home mother, and her father owns small stationery shop.
Jasmin has been diagnosed with windswept deformity. This means her left leg bows outward and her right leg bows inward. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, it is difficult and uncomfortable for her to walk.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Jasmin. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 16. Treatment will hopefully restore Jasmin’s mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications.
Jasmin’s mother says, “Thank you so much for helping my daughter get the surgery she needs. She has been in pain and discomfort and often complains of not being able to walk properly. I believe this surgery will be of help for her. Thank you so much for helping us make this possible.”