Sumaiya is a three-year-old girl from Tanzania. She the third born in a family of four children. Sumaiya is cheerful girl who loves playing with other children. Her parents are planning to enroll her in school next year.
Sumaiya was diagnosed with genu varus. Her legs are bowed outward at the knees. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, she has a difficult time walking and feels pain.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Sumaiya. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 5. Treatment will hopefully restore Sumaiya’s mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications.
Sumaiya’s father says, “Please help my daughter get the need surgery and be able to walk well without pain and hopefully next be able to walk to school.”