Gladness is a baby from Tanzania. She is nine months old and the first child to her newlywed parents.
Gladness was born premature and with yellow fever. She stayed in the hospital for three weeks, and unfortunately she had an allergic reaction to her treatment that caused a burn-like wound on her lower left leg. Eventually, the wound caused her foot to contract and attach to her tibia. This has made it difficult for her to walk.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Gladness receive treatment. On May 18, surgeons at their care center will perform a contracture release surgery to help her walk. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure.
Gladness’s mother says, “I am worried for my daughter that she will not be able to walk well without pain or discomfort. Please help us get her treatment.”