Gladness is a toddler from Tanzania. Her mother is a single parent, and Gladness is her only child.
Gladness has been diagnosed with genu valgus. This means that her legs bend inwards. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Gladness cannot walk or play like other kids her age.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Gladness. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 2. Treatment will hopefully restore Gladness’s mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications.
Gladness’s mother says, “Please help me treat my daughter.”