Meet Ken, a seven-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the third and youngest child in his family.
Ken’s legs are not developing normally. He struggles to walk because his left leg does not reach the ground. At school, Ken endures name-calling. His mom, Lydia has to ignore superstitious village opinions on her quest to seek medical help for her son. “He came home from school one day and told me that children in his school had a nickname for him because of the way he walked. In his childlike faith, he told me that God would heal him of the condition when he was older and then the children would stop laughing at him,” Lydia told the staff at CURE international, almost in tears.
Ken needs a procedure called a left posterior tibialis tendon transfer. This involves transferring tendon from one part of his foot to another to give it proper support. For $1,000 the procedure will allow him to walk on two flat feet and relieve the pressure on the various joints that have had to compensate for the imbalance. His mother says, “I am eager for his healing, I want those who still hold backward beliefs and those who have laughed at me and my child to believe that there is indeed a God in heaven.” Let’s help Ken get walking on two feet!