Richard is a boy from Tanzania. He is the last born in a family of three kids. Richard&’s mother is a single mother who lives at home with his grandparents.
Richard was diagnosed with genu varus, which means his legs bow outward at the knee. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Currently, Richard has an abnormal walking gait, and he is often in pain.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Richard. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 29. Treatment will hopefully restore Richard’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Richard’s mother says, “I hope he can get better…and grow up to be a doctor.”