Agnes is a student from Tanzania. She is the third child in a family of four children. She lives with her grandparents.
Agnes was diagnosed with genu varus, which causes her pain when walking. 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 had to stop going to school.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Agnes. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 14. Treatment will hopefully restore Agnes’s mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications.
Agnes says, “Please help me, my leg is making me not to be able to walk well due to the pain I feel.”