Solomon is a 17-year-old from Tanzania. He is the secondborn in a family of five children. He enjoys going to school and has studied up to form 2. To support their family, his father works in the mines, and his mother is a kindergarten teacher. They share that their income is only enough to cover their basic day-to-day needs.
Solomon has been diagnosed with genu valgus, a condition which causes his legs to bows inward and his knees to touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result of his condition, he is unable to walk and has stopped attending school.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Solomon. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 4th. Treatment will hopefully restore Solomon’s mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications.
Solomon’s mother shares that she is happy knowing her son will be able to live a healthy life.
Solomon is a 17-year-old from Tanzania. He is the secondborn in a family of five children. He enjoys going to school and has studied up to f...
Solomon underwent corrective leg surgery so he can walk again.
Solomon had a successful surgery that helped correct his leg which made activities like walking difficult and painful for him, which led to him stopping school. The surgeon decided to operate on his right leg first instead of both legs and monitor if the left leg will correct itself because the valgus was worse on his right knee. If the left leg corrects itself then he won’t need another surgery but if it keeps on worsening, Solomon will undergo surgery to correct his left leg. He is currently doing well and recovering on bed rest.
Through this surgery, Solomon will be able to go back to school and walk without pain. He still has weekly follow up with his surgeon to monitor her healing progress.
Solomon’s father says, “Thank you so much. Because of the work you do here my son will go back to school and live up to a normal life.”
Solomon had a successful surgery that helped correct his leg which made activities like walking difficult and painful for him, which led to ...