Mohammad is a five-year-old boy growing up in Tanzania. He is the third born child in a family of three kids.
Mohammad was born with clubfoot, which means that both his feet are turned inwards at his ankles. Consequently, he experiences difficulty whenever he tries to walk. Due to his condition, he has not started school yet because his mother thinks that he will have a hard time coping with the pain.
Mohammad is now scheduled to undergo surgery on September 12 to realign the positioning of his feet. Although his family has contributed $22 to the cost of the procedure, his mother does not make enough income as a casual laborer to pay for the rest. As a result, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting an additional $890 to support the expenses of the surgery and patient care.
Though it is difficult being a single parent, Mohammad’s mother remains optimistic for her son, saying, “I am hopeful that my child will get better. Thank you for helping to treat my son.”