Victor is a three-year-old boy and the youngest in a family of four children. Victor’s father is the sole provider for the family through his job at a tobacco factory.
Victor was diagnosed with bilateral Genu Valgus, which means that his legs have bowed inwards forming knocked knees. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, walking is difficult and painful for him.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Victor to receive treatment. On September 14th, Victor will undergo corrective surgery at AMH’s care center and now, AMH is requesting $880 to fund Victor’s procedure and care. Treatment will hopefully restore Victor’s mobility, allowing him to participate in a variety of activities and greatly decreasing his risk of future complications.
Victor’s mother shared, “we have been informed that surgery will correct his legs but the cost is too high for us to afford.”