Princess is a beautiful 9-year-old girl and a hard working student. She is the third born in a family of four children. Princess is currently in class one and enjoys learning how to read and write. Despite her condition which makes being active challenging for her, Princess likes running around with other children. She wishes to become a great cook when she grows up. Her parents are both small-scale farmers, growing maize and beans for both food and selling. Their earnings are not enough to cover the cost of treatment needed for their daughter Princess, they need help.
Princess was diagnosed with Acquired Right Varus. Her right leg is bowed outward at the knee. 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 a difficult time playing and doing all she hopes to do.
The Watsi community was able to come together to help her access treatment, but she needs a second surgery to fully heal due to the severity of her condition. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund this corrective surgery for Princess, which is scheduled to take place on July 12th. Treatment will hopefully restore Princess’s mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications.
Princess’ father says, “She needs another surgery which I still can’t afford to pay. You have been of great support, and I hope you will help make this second surgery possible.”