Lucas is a playful four-month-old baby boy and the youngest child in a family of five children from his mother. His parents are small scale farmers of maize and vegetables for their food and they also keep livestock for a living, which allows them to get milk. Given the remoteness of their village, they shared that life is very difficult; meeting basic needs and access to health services are big challenges.
Lucas has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.
Fortunately, Lucas traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, where surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on April 2nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $935 to fund Lucas’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily and wear shoes when he grows up.
Lucas’s father shared, “we have no means of raising money to afford our son’s treatment cost. We will be very grateful if you can help correct his feet.”
Lucas is a playful four-month-old baby boy and the youngest child in a family of five children from his mother. His parents are small scale ...
Lucas underwent clubfoot repair surgery so he can walk as he grows older.
Lucas’ club foot treatment called manipulation and casting (a series of casts that help treat his condition) is going very well and his foot is showing good score at every cast change. Through this treatment, Lucas will learn how to stand and walk with ease like other children when the time comes, something that would have been very challenging if he did not get this treatment.
Lucas’s mother says, “My family and I are thankful for giving our son a chance to have his feet corrected so that he can lead a full life free of disability. You are Godsend because without your funding help we couldn’t have been able to afford the high cost of treatment. Thank you very much.”
Lucas’ club foot treatment called manipulation and casting (a series of casts that help treat his condition) is going very well and his foot...