Meet Joshua: a playful and social seven year old boy who is also the third born in a family of five. He is currently a first-grade student and takes great pleasure in reading, both in school and at home. Joshua and his family live in Odure, a charming village situated near the Kenya-Tanzania border. His father runs a small shop right in Odure, while his mother devotes her time as a dedicated housewife. Joshua, having undergone a healthy birth, was okay until the age of five when his mother noticed his unusual walking style.
Not long ago, they became aware of the Cure Hospital Mobile Clinic, which was set to take place in Oloitoktok, conveniently close to their village. Upon visiting the clinic, the doctors determined that Joshua would require knee repair surgery to help him walk. This treatment holds great promise as it would enable him to walk without limping and, more importantly, allow him to attend school like his fellow classmates. Currently, due to his walking difficulty, it is hard for him to go to school. The surgery presents a life-changing opportunity for Joshua to lead a more active and fulfilling life.
Joshua’s mom told us: “I would request support for my son to undergo surgery and resume his normal life.”