Meet Orikai, an 8-year-old student from rural Kenya. He is the second born in a family of five and his family hails from
a small village in Southern Kenya. Orikai comes from an underprivileged background in the interior side of Maasai land. His mother is a housewife while his father a herdsman. The family lives in a grass-thatched house (Maasai Manyatta) in their village.
Orikai has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. He underwent serial casting every week to correct the deformity at a young age. After the serial casting of one year, there was a conflict between his parents concerning his condition and they stopped returning to the clinic. This led to the reoccurrence of his clubfoot condition.
Orikai was now brought to our Medical Partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital, by Joshua, a social worker at Kajiado Child Center near his home. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on May 29th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Orikai's clubfoot repair. After treatment, surgery will be of great impact to him as he will be able to walk well, wear shoes and to play football--his favorite
"If you can help Orikai undergo surgery, that will be my joy. I want to see him walk like other children," Joshua, a social worker at the Childcare center told us.