Lightness is a toddler from Tanzania. She is the third born child in a family of four children. Lightness was diagnosed with genu varus. Her legs are bowed outward. 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 is having difficulty walking.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Lightness. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 26. Treatment will hopefully restore Lightness’s mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications.
Lightness’s mother says, “We have tried what we could to help treat her legs but nothing has helped. Please help treat my daughter we can’t afford the cost.”