Davith is a toddler who is not yet old enough to start school, so stays home with relatives while his parents work in a flower factory close to their home.
Since birth, Davith has had clinodactyly of his right thumb. This means he was born with a finger that curves to one side. It is typically caused by abnormal growth and development of the small bones of the finger. He cannot flex the joint in his thumb, which makes it difficult to hold or carry objects and hinders his development. His parents took him to a hospital for children and were referred to our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre.
His parents would like Davith’s hand to be fully functional, and fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre can correct his condition. Now his parents need help with the $487 cost of a contracture release and skin graft of his thumb. With surgery, Davith will be able to hold objects and improve his range of motion with his thumb.
The parents shared: “We also hope our son’s thumb will look normal after surgery and other children will not make fun of him.”