Godson is a 4-month-old baby boy, the youngest in a family of six children. He lives with his parents and siblings in Singida, Tanzania. Both parents are farmers. They grow corn and sunflowers, which they use to make cooking oil. They sell cooking oil to earn money to support their family.
Godson was born with a congenital condition in which his feet are twisted out of shape. The parents have been very concerned for their son. They’ve been to several different hospitals in the past three months seeking treatment with no success.
Two weeks ago, while Godson’s mother was out for a walk, a stranger saw Godson and approached the mother. The stranger explained his experience with his daughter who had a similar condition. After a brief conversation, the man directed her to the care center of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), for a consultation.
Godson’s parents wasted no time traveling over 400km and finally arrived at AMH’s care center with excitement. The doctors at AMH diagnosed Godson with clubfoot in both of his feet. Godson requires a treatment that involves a series of casting. Fortunately, AMH is able to provide treatment. After a brief talk with our team, Godson’s parents understood the diagnosis and what treatment would be needed.
The surgeons at AMH will perform clubfoot repair surgery on April 21st. AMH is requesting $935 to fund Godson’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily.
Godson’s mother says, “After seeing my son I thought this will be his future. I am happy to know that his condition can be treated.”