Phiona N (Double Clubfoot):
“I’m the maternal grandfather of Phiona. When my daughter gave birth to her, she was disowned by the father saying that none of his family members have ever given birth to a person with clubfeet so there is no way that Phiona is his child. So ever since childhood Phiona has been my responsibility. She has gone through a lot of pain to the extent that at the age of nine years when she started tx she had never gone to school because of the pain and difficulty she was going through while walking. Thanks O4A for the support and tx expenses. You have really restored my hope. I had thought Phiona was going to stay deformed and illiterate for the rest of her life but after correcting her feet she started schooling and she is able to do everything which seemed so difficult before. May God keep using you to help others.”
Medical care is not free in Uganda. Children who require surgery are especially vulnerable because the cost to correct their conditions is beyond what most families can afford. One4Another exists to facilitate surgeries, at no cost, for children with a variety of critical conditions including: clubfeet, bone infections, anal malformations, traumas, fractures and hernias. These one-time interventions shift the trajectory of a child’s life from one of disability to ability and prevent a lifetime of suffering.