Emmanuel is a child from Tanzania. Emmanuel is the last born child in a family of four children. His parents are small-scale farmers and depend entirely on what they harvest for their living.
Emmanuel was diagnosed with genu varus. His legs are bow outward so that his knees do not touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he walks with pain and discomfort.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Emmanuel. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 23rd. Treatment will hopefully restore Emmanuel’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Emmanuel says, “Our son has been through a lot of suffering. His mates are playing and running around but he can’t. Please help our son have this treatment so that he can walk like other children his age.”