Jaiden is a one-month-old baby boy from Tanzania. He is the first child in his family, and his parents shared their deep love and care for Jaiden and his health. Jaiden’s mother sells African fabric, commonly known as “vitenge,” and his father works as a policeman. Jaiden was born with clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape, which causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Jaiden’s father has government health insurance and has been trying to get Jaiden enrolled, too. However, they were disappointed to learn that this condition is not covered by insurance and are requesting financial assistance.
On July 25th, Jaiden will undergo clubfoot repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $935 to fund Jaiden’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily as he continues to grow!
Jaiden’s father says: “I really want my baby to have his feet treated, but I cannot afford it, and the insurance doesn’t cover the cost.”