She was born with a badly deformed lower right leg. At 7 months, in 2010, she had her first surgery when the Mercy Ship was anchored in the Freetown Harbor. Africa Surgery arranged a second surgery by an O-D-W clubfoot specialist in November 2018, and a third and final surgery in October 2019.
By January, 2020, Jariatu’s lower right leg and foot were healed and perfectly straightened and we had her fitted with a custom-made extra-high shoe lift, to equalize the lengths of her legs. After missing a lot of classroom time, Jariatu, now age 10, is attending school again, with help from an Africa Surgery sponsorship.