Bilton is a three-year-old boy and resides in the Kilimanjaro region with his loving mother. They have been facing financial challenges as his mother, a hardworking farmer, rents land and cultivates crops to support their family. Bilton is her only child, and her determination to secure a better life for him knows no bounds.
Bilton has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. He developed bowed legs at age one as he learned to take his first steps. Over time, this condition has worsened, making walking painful and difficult. His mother sought medical assistance. Bilton was taken to another hospital for assessment and received special shoes designed to help straighten his legs. Unfortunately, the shoes intended to aid him, caused wounds and discomfort, rendering it impossible for him to wear them consistently. This setback left Bilton without access to the essential medical care he needed.
Fortunately, Bilton’s family traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, The Plaster House NGO. There, the team will begin clubfoot treatment on September 14th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $935 to fund Bilton’s clubfoot treatment. After this care, he will be able to grow up active and healthy.
Bilton’s mother says, “I wish for my son grow up and live a life free from disability. I want to see him go to school and become independent.”