We are close friends with his family and we need your help to assist this family with helping their toddler walk and get back the normal function of his legs.
After a recent check up of Ajea’s legs, his doctor determined he was in the beginning stages of having Genu varum/Blout's disease; a deformity marked by bowing at the knees. Treatment for Blount’s disease usually involves a combination of non-surgical and surgical measures that include wearing a special brace. The brace, known as a modified knee-ankle-foot orthosis (KAFO), must be worn day and night (23 hours a day). This releases the compression in the area of the knee to allow a child’s legs to grow normally. Young children with Blount’s disease may not need surgery if the brace alone corrects the problem. This condition affects Ajea's everyday life. He is in pain everyday he lives with this condition.
This is where we are looking for your help! Ajea’s parents need to take him to Barbados to meet with doctors that can assist with this and need financial assistance to get this done. A trip to Barbados for two adults and child will cost anywhere from $2000-2500 USD for accommodations. Before they can depart Grenada, his parents will need to each get a Covid-19 PCR test done. This test cost $450 EC. The leg brace they will need to get custom built and measured for Ajea is estimated to cost $2500 USD. At this time we are wanting to raise at least $8000 for this family, to help their child get the treatment he needs and deserves.
This opportunity means so much to all of us, but especially because of how kind and humbling Ajea's family has been to us personally. We recently moved to Grenada and every member of his family has welcomed us into their lives, home and country unconditionally. They are kind, and humble people that have been put in this unfortunate situation of watching their child suffer with very little financial assistance to get him what he needs. Please, as we adjust to a new year full of opportunity and optimism, look within yourself to help this entire family. Anything you are willing to donate is greatly appreciated and will aid his family tremendously. Thank you for your time and generosity.
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BENEFICIARY BANK NAME: GRENADA CO-OPERATIVE BANK LIMITED
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- Jolyn Jno Baptiste
- Jenny Ritter
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