Christian is a 21-month-old boy from Tanzania, and the second born child in a family of two children. He is a happy and cheerful little boy who is now learning numbers and he can count up to 10. Christian’s mother is a stay home mother and her husband earns his income by transporting people using his bicycle from one place to another.
Christian was diagnosed with genu varus, where his knee is bent outwards. 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 experiences discomfort while walking and playing.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $838 to fund corrective surgery for Christian. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 28th. Treatment will hopefully restore Christian’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Christian’s mother says, “Please help my son get this treatment so that he may be able to walk well.”
Christian is a 21-month-old boy from Tanzania, and the second born child in a family of two children. He is a happy and cheerful little boy ...
Christian underwent knee surgery.
Christian has had a successful surgery and treatment that helped correct his left leg, which had curved due to excessive fluoride in the water his family consumes. This was causing pain when walking and walking was generally challenging for him. Through this surgery, Christian will now be able to walk like other children and he can enjoy playing with others. Treatment also helps him be able to lead a normal life without discrimination due to disability.
Christian was able to start his ambulation with support on March 23rd and just had his cast removed.
Christian’s mother says, “I can’t thank you enough for this act of kindness, my son was suffering and yet I couldn’t afford his treatment cost but due to your help and support my son is now doing fine and almost recovering. Thank you once more and God bless you all.”
Christian has had a successful surgery and treatment that helped correct his left leg, which had curved due to excessive fluoride in the wat...