Emmanuel is a jovial boy who lives with his mother who is a housewife, and his stepfather who works as is a taxi motorbike rider. Emmanuel was brought to the our Medical Partner’s Care Center Cure International Outreach Clinic by a social worker who found him under a tree, where he had been left after his step-father mistreated him.
The social worker who helped Emmanuel works with a USAID-supported program that promotes better health by rescuing children who are physically impaired and mistreated by their parents, mostly in the Maasai area of Kenya and northern Tanzania.
Emmanuel was born with clubfoot on both feet. Clubfoot is a congenital musculoskeletal malformation in which the foot is twisted out of shape. As a result, Emmanuel has difficulty walking and wearing shoes.
Fortunately, Emmanuel has now come to AIC Cure International Hospital for treatment. On February 28th, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,286 to fund Emmanuel’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, Emmanuel will be able to walk, put on shoes, and hopefully live a happier life.
Emmanuel’s social worker says, “Our desire is to see Emmanuel lively and happy, walking on his feet and joining school like other children.”