Cornelius is a 15-year-old student and a social and friendly boy. He’s the last born in a family of four children. Cornelius’s mother is a widow and does farming on her small piece of land to earn a living and provide for the family.
Cornelius has a condition on his right foot that inhibits his movements, makes wearing shoes hard, and causes pain while walking.
Fortunately, Cornelius traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform surgery on December 6th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Cornelius’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk well, wear shoes and play with his friends and continue with his studies uninterrupted. However, his family is not financially able to fund the surgery and is appealing for financial assistance.
Cornelius said, “I feel pain when I’m walking. I hope the surgery makes it less painful for me to be able to put on shoes and to walk well without straining anymore.”