Jecinta is a shy 17-year-old girl from Kenya who loves playing volleyball. She is the third born in a family of four children. Her family lives in a house provided by their church members because they cannot afford to rent one. Jecinta is supposed to be in her first year of high school, but has still not enrolled due to financial constraints.
When she was born, Jecinta’s mother noticed her feet were unusual and, as she continued to mature, her feet developed facing outward. Her condition, diagnosed as clubfoot, gave her an unstable gait and often caused her to fall. Due to lack of information and poor finances, the family did not get any assistance.
In February 2017, Jecinta successfully underwent triple arthrodesis treatment for her right foot and has been recovering well.
On September 11, Jecinta will have treatment on her left foot, enabling her to wear shoes and walk without pain and discomfort. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, requests $1,224 for her medical treatment.
“I thank God my right foot has corrected and I have healed now,” says Jecinta, while looking forward to her next surgery.