Dorcus is a baby from Tanzania. She is very playful and the youngest in a family of two children. Dorcus’s father is a shopkeeper, while her mother looks after the children.
Dorcus was diagnosed with genu varus. Her leg bows outward. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Dorcus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 18. Treatment will hopefully restore Dorcus’s mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications.
Dorcus’s mother says, “We are scared our daughter’s leg may never be straight if we don’t get help now that she is still young. We don’t where else to go.”