Nine-year-old Emanuel lives with his family in Tanzania. He presented to The Plaster House, a Watsi partner center, after being diagnosed during an outreach program with clubfoot. Clubfoot is a congenital condition which leads to the feet turning inward, causing an inability to walk properly and participate in daily activities.
In 2015 he had a successful manipulation and correction of his left foot, and has been using his night cast well to hold his foot in position. He has returned to the centre for treatment of his right foot. For $1,160, we can help fund this treatment, which will allow Emanuel to have a fully normal gait. Treatment includes a small surgery, cast changes, and long-term rehabilitation before he returns home.
Emanuel loves to play and comes alive when the football is brought out at The Plaster House. He is excited that his other foot will be corrected.
“I cannot wait for my next foot to be straightened so I can walk better,” he shared.