Saitabau is a boy from Tanzania. He loves school and playing football with his friends. Saitabu is the third born in a family of six children.
Saitabau was diagnosed with bilateral genu valgus. His legs bow inward so that his knees touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he cannot walk to school and had to drop out.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Saitabau. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 16. Treatment will hopefully restore Saitabau’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Saitabau’s father says, “My son has been through trying times, it is by God’s grace that he has been able to withstand. I am grateful for the treatment that he is going to receive and I pray that God rewards everyone who has made this possible for my son. Thank you a lot.”