“Mosonik is the fifth born to her mother. Mosonik was born in February 2015 with congenital clubfoot. She is a happy baby around people she is used to. She enjoys playing with her mother’s necklaces and earrings,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).
Congenital clubfoot is a foot abnormality present at birth, in which the tissues connecting the muscles to the bone (tendons) are shorter than usual. This shortening rotates the foot inward and results in difficulty walking.
“Mosinik wants to start walking but her mother thinks she is afraid of stepping on her left foot because it is painful. Mosonik’s parents are livestock keepers and what they earn is not enough to cover the cost of their basic needs as well as the cost of treatment which their daughter needs,” explains AMHF.
With $1160, Mosinik can undergo stretching and casting, followed by surgery to relax the tendon in more severe cases. “The treatment will prevent Mosonik from using the lateral aspect of her left foot for walking and that will reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritis at an early age,” continues AMHF.
Mosonik’s mother says, “I will be so happy when my daughter is able to walk like other children.”