Emanuel is a strong 15-year-old and the third born in his family of eight. Emanuel completed his primary education two years ago, however was not able to proceed to secondary school due to the high cost for his family. Emanuel’s parents work as small-scale sustenance farmers who grow maize and vegetables. His father also fishes from nearby Lake Victoria to earn an income.
Emanuel has clubfoot of his left foot. Clubfoot is a congenital muskuloskeletal condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. As a result, Emanuel experiences difficulty walking, running, and wearing shoes.
Fortunately, Emanuel traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, where surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on June 17th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $935 to fund Emanuel’s surgery. After treatment, Emanuel will be able to walk with ease and lead a normal life.
Emanuel’s grandmother says, “When I saw my grandson’s foot I knew it could be treated as I have seen others treated. I need your support for him treated too.”