Dieter Telemans

Dar Es Salaam, TANZANIA

Three year old Rabia (not her real name) was born with two deformed legs. She has one club foot and there is a swelling on the ankle of her right leg. Abandoned by the child's father in the early stages of the pregnancy, Rabia's mother, 27 year old Upendo says bringing her daughter up has been extremely hard. "I just was not ready to receive the problem when Rabia was born, and I had no support from anyone. I could never save enough money from growing my maize to pay for transport and medical costs." Rabia's club foot has an external fixator attached to try and keep the bone in the right position. Within a few weeks of having the fixator on, the foot should be in a better position. For the next few years, she will wear a splint which will encourage the correct growth enabling her to walk properly and lead an independent life when she is older

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Dieter Telemans
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