Jeremy is a seven-year-old playful boy from Kenya. He is the second and the last born in the family and a hard working grade 1 student; his mother shared that despite his challenges he likes riding bikes and playing football. The family hails from a semi-urban area in the capital city. His mother is a housewife, caring for the home and family, while his father works as a laborer in the infrastructure department of their county.
Jeremy has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape because the tissues connecting the muscles to the bone (tendons) are shorter than usual.
Jeremy was examined at our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. The doctors determined that Jeremy could be helped, hopefully enabling Jeremy to eventually walk like other children he knows. The surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on October 18th.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Jeremy’s bilateral clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk much more easily and live a higher quality life free from disability.
Jeremy’s mother said, “I will be happy to see my son walking like other children.”