Eliya is a gentle, one-month-old baby boy from Tanzania. He is the second child in his family. His father works as a motorcycle-taxi driver, and his mother takes care of the family’s household.
Eliya was born with bilateral clubfeet, a condition in which both feet appear to have been twisted internally at the ankle, making it difficult to walk. Without treatment, Eliya’s mobility will be severely impaired.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund corrective surgery for Eliya. The clubfoot repair procedure is scheduled to take place on June 28 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Eliya to move without difficulty when he ultimately starts walking.
“I will be very happy and thankful if Eliya gets treatment, and I expect Eliya to attend school after treatment and when he grows up,” says Eliya’s mother.