Blount's disease caused seven-year old Regina's legs to bend outwards, making walking slow and painful. Will you help free children like her from pain, so they can run, walk and explore the world?
Yes, I want to help children like Regina receive the treatment they desperately need:
Regina was just two years old when she developed Blount’s disease, causing her legs to bend outwards. Now seven, she finds walking slow and painful and struggles to get to school, help at home or keep up with her friends.
She often misses school because her legs hurt too much to walk there:
“I like schooling, but sometimes I cannot walk there because of pain, especially in the morning hours.”
A desperate search for healing
Desperately worried for her daughter’s future, Regina’s mother asked the village elders what to do. They suggested traditional remedies, but these didn’t help.
She knew Regina needed medical treatment, but living in a rural village in Uganda, East Africa, the nearest the nearest hospital that could provide treatment is miles away. And treatment is expensive, especially for a family living on less than £1 a day...
“I want to take Regina to the hospital, but I am not able to because I cannot afford it. If you do not help me to operate on her now, her future will be bleak. She will not be able to walk and will need constant help. She may not be able to live independently.”
Can you help transform the life of a child like Regina, so they can walk to school without pain?
Next month is Regina’s birthday and we hope that this year will be her best yet.
Life-changing surgery could transform her life and chances of a bright future.
As we read in the book of Isaiah, she will be given ‘a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning’.