Mervi is an adventurous toddler from Venezuela who has recently moved with his parents to Colombia to seek better opportunities. Due to lack of work authorization, his mother stays home with her family while his father has informal employment in construction.
Mervi has three siblings, but his little sister is his favorite. She is almost one year old and he loves playing with her and sharing their toys.
Mervi has clubfoot in his right foot, a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.
Mervi’s family traveled to visit our medical partner, Clínica Noel, where surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on Mervi on April 30th. Clínica Noel is requesting $1,422 to fund this procedure. After treatment, Mervi will be able to wear shoes and walk normally without pain.
His father said: “I would really appreciate if you could help me with this operation for my kid, I’m working to find someone else that can help me pay at least a part of the treatment but I would really appreciate you helping me pay the surgery.”