Bryan is a young student from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of three children. Bryan’s father depends on odd jobs as a constructor, while his mother is a stay-at-home mother.
Bryan was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus. His legs bow outward at the knees. 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 complains of pain especially after walking for a long distance or after playing with his friends.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Bryan. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 6. Treatment will hopefully restore Bryan’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Bryan’s father says, “We really want to help our son have his legs straight but our efforts haven’t helped much, we don’t know what to do next. Please help us.”