“Olomayani is a cute one-year-old boy,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). He enjoys crawling and playing with toy cars.
Olomayani’s family lives in Tanzania, and he is the youngest of his mother’s six children. The parents raise livestock and do some farming to support the family.
Olomayani was born with congenital left foot gigantism—a condition in which one’s toes grow abnormally large. This condition results from an excess of growth hormone. Until he receives treatment, Olomayani’s first and second toes will continue to increase in size. AMHF explains that such growth has already affected Oloymayani’s ability to wear shoes and walk.
Treating gigantism requires a surgery to remove the mass that is causing the excess growth hormone to be produced.
With education costs for each of their children, Olomayani’s parents cannot raise the extra funds necessary for their son’s operation.
With $1,035 Olomayani will receive the operation to remove the mass. Funding will not only cover his surgery, but also his stay in the hospital and rehabilitation.
Following surgery, Olomayani’s excessive growth with stop, allowing him to wear shoes and walk properly.
Olomayani’s mother shares, “My desire is for my son to be able to walk. He will herd cattle and go to school like his siblings.”