Princess is an 8-year-old student and the third born in a family of four children. Princess is currently in class one and enjoys learning how to read and write. Despite her condition, she likes running around with other children. She wishes to become a great cook when she grows up.
Her parents are both small-scale farmers, growing maize and beans for both food and selling. Their earnings are not enough to cover the cost of treatment needed for their daughter Princess, they need help.
Princess was diagnosed with fluorosis. Her right leg is bowed. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, she has a difficult time walking and running with her friends.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Princess. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 3rd. Treatment will hopefully restore Princess’s mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications.
Princess’ father says, “Please help my daughter get this treatment so she may be able to walk to and from school without much difficulty.”