Emmanuel is a three-month-old baby boy from Tanzania. He has one older sibling. His parents are Olkokola Center volunteers, who dedicate their time to helping those in need. However, they face challenges in finding jobs that would offer them a stable income to provide for their family.
Emmanuel has clubfoot of both feet. This is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape, making it difficult for the individual to wear shoes and to walk.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. Emmanuel’s family brought him to AMH’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. On August 4th, AMH’s surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on Emmanuel’s feet. AMH is requesting $935 to fund Emmanuel’s clubfoot repair. This procedure is the first step of Emmanuel’s treatment, and will ultimately help him run, walk, and play like other children.
Emmanuel’s mother says: “I hope my son’s treatment will go smoothly, and his legs won’t have a permanent condition.”