Patrick is a child from Tanzania. He is the first born child in a family of two children. He is a playful boy and currently in kindergarten.
Patrick was diagnosed with bilateral genu valgus. His legs are bowed inward so that his knees touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he has difficulty walking and is in pain.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Patrick. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 16. Treatment will hopefully restore Patrick’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Patrick’s mother says, “My son’s legs have been worsening as days go by please help treat my son.”