Ann is a social, jovial, and bright young girl. Ann is in currently in grade six; she likes reading and aspires to become a surgeon in the future.
Ann was born with a congenital musculoskeletal malformation in her legs and started therapy when she was two years old, but eventually had to stop due to a lack of finances. As Ann has grown, her condition has continued to worsen and is now affecting her mobility, her studies, and her self-esteem. Ann was recently seen at the Cure Hospital Mobile Clinic in Embu, Kenya, and recommended for surgery.
Ann’s mother is a single mom who makes her living selling samosas in their hometown. Ann’s mother also has from a similar untreated congenital malformation and cannot walk for long distances.
On August 8th, Ann is scheduled to undergo multiple osteotomy surgery to correct the bowing in her legs. The treatment will have a great impact on her life, allowing her to walk freely again, engage with her peers, and continue her schooling.
“I want my daughter to be treated so that she can be able to walk like other girls,” says Ann’s mother.