One-month-old Dickson is the first child born to his parents. His mother works at a small drug store as a store keeper and his father is a small-scale farmer – he relies on growing maize and beans. Apart from being born with congenital bilateral clubfoot, Dickson is a cute baby, healthy and growing without problems.
Bilateral clubfoot is a birth defect in which the foot is twisted out of shape or position. Doctors at Watsi’s medical partner recommended surgery so Dickson will be able to walk normally in the future.
The cost of treating clubfoot is just too high for Dickson’s parents to afford. Treatment, which costs $1,160, will prevent him from using the lateral aspect of his feet for walking when he starts to walk.
“We just pray that our son’s feet can be straightened to allow him to walk like other children and later on go to school,” shares Dickson’s mother.