Jonas is a seven-month-old baby boy from Tanzania. He is the first born to his parents who are both subsistence farmers.
Jonas was born with a left clubbed foot. Clubfoot is a congenital condition where the foot is curved inwards at the ankle, as opposed to straight. This condition will cause Jonas to have difficulty walking as he gets older.
His parents asked around their village for anything that could be done to help Jonas, but couldn’t find help. When the outreach team of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), visited, they explained that Jonas’s condition could be fully corrected with surgery and casting.
The total cost of treatment is $1,160, and includes four months of physical therapy at a rehabilitation center after surgery.
Let’s help Jonas take his first steps!
“I would like to see my child walking normally like other children,” shares Jonas’s mother.