Alfy is a three-month-old baby from Cambodia. Alfy’s mother stays at home to take care of him and his two older brothers and one big sister, while Alfy’s father sells pork at the local market. His parents tell us that Alfy is a good baby who sleeps most of the day, but not always at night.
Alfy has clubfoot of both feet, which means that his feet are twisted, which will make it difficult for him to wear shoes and to walk as he grows.
Fortunately, Alfy’s family traveled three and half hours to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). There, surgeons will perform an operation on April 22nd that will mean that when he is older, Alfy will be able to stand and walk. CSC is requesting $444 to fund this life changing surgery.
His mother said: “I hope the surgery will help him when he is old enough to walk, so he can be like other children.”
Alfy is a three-month-old baby from Cambodia. Alfy's mother stays at home to take care of him and his two older brothers and one big sister...
Alfy underwent surgery to heal his feet.
Alfy and his parents traveled to Children’s Surgical Centre, where he had successful surgery to correct his foot condition. The physiotherapist worked with his mother to explain the range of motion and stretching exercises once his cast is off, and what to expect when he tries to start crawling in several months. He will be fitted with a brace in a few months, which he will wear for about three months as he grows more mobile. When his treatment plan is complete, Alfy should be able to crawl and eventually walk and run when he is older - just like his older siblings.
Alfy’s mother said, “We are so grateful that my son’s feet will be normal by the time he learns to walk. We were so afraid he would never walk or be able to attend school. Thank you to the hospital staff for all they taught us, and thank you to the people who helped to pay for his care so he can grow up healthy like other children.”
Alfy and his parents traveled to Children's Surgical Centre, where he had successful surgery to correct his foot condition. The physiotherap...