Evaline is a nine-month-old baby girl, who is the youngest of two in her family. Evaline and her parents come from a Maasai community, who are largely livestock keepers. They mostly live in remote regions where they can find water and pasture for their livestock. Living in such an environment makes it difficult to access healthcare, so it is common that mothers neither go to a clinic during pregnancy nor deliver at a hospital. Most mothers deliver at home with the help of midwives.
Evaline was born with clubfoot of her left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.
Fortunately, Evaline’s parents traveled to our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons performed clubfoot repair surgery on March 22nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $935 to fund Evaline’s clubfoot repair.
After treatment and recovery, she can learn to walk, run, and play like other children when the time comes. This will be especially helpful when she is school age and needs to walk longer distances to attend school,.
Evaline’s mother says, “Help my daughter, it hurts seeing her foot like this.”