Meet Mercy, a 7-year-old jovial and calm girl. Our medical partner met Mercy at Cure Hospital’s satellite clinic in Matuu, Kenya when she arrived with her mother. Mercy is a second grade student who is very bright and likes to study.
Her mother is a homemaker while her father works on a tea farm whenever he can get small jobs there.
Mercy has clubfoot of both of her feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.
Fortunately, Mercy’s family was referred to our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on April 11th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Mercy’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk, play and run like other kids she knows.
“As a mother, I will be so happy seeing my child walking like other children,” Mercy’s mother told us.