Naomi is a child from Tanzania. She is in nursery school.
Naomi was diagnosed with genu varus. Her lower legs are angled 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, she has been having trouble walking and going to school.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Naomi. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 7. Treatment will hopefully restore Naomi’s mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications.
Naomi’s mother says, “This problem is making my daughter not walk well. Please help her get treatment.”