“Helena makes everyone at home smile because of her activeness and cheerfulness,” her mother says. “We want her to continue to be cheerful when she grows up and not look at herself as different from everyone else.”
Helena has congenital deformity of both feet called clubfoot. This condition will cause her to use the sides of her feet when she starts to walk; leading to a pain and early osteoarthritis if not treated now.
“Helena is a happy five-month-old baby girl,” her doctors write. “She is very friendly and likes to be carried around. She is the fourth born in the family and her parents are small scale farmers. They earn their money from selling maize and beans. With two children going to school, what they are earning is not enough to cover the cost of their basic needs as well as the cost for treating clubfoot. They need financial support so that their little daughter can walk like the rest of the children.”
Let’s fund Helena’s care so she can grow up walking!