Meet Shaniff, a quiet four-year-old boy from Ndumberi village in Kenya. Shaniff was diagnosed with clubfoot of his left foot at birth, a condition that causes his foot to turn inward. To compensate, Shaniff walks on tiptoe, with unstable gait. If not treated, he will never be able to wear shoes or walk for long distances without pain and discomfort.
Shaniff currently attends nursery school. There, he loves playing with his friends, but faces difficulty doing so as his foot condition causes frequent falls.
On September 5, Shaniff will have clubfoot correction treatment. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, requests $1,224 for his medical care. His father, a casual laborer at construction sites, and mother, who takes care of the household, cannot afford Shaniff’s treatment and are seeking assistance.
“I would love to see my son walking well like other children, that’s my joy,” says Shaniff’s father.