Vanya had a condition called “windswept legs,” in which her legs were deformed and severely bent to the side. She longed to play like other children, but her parents could not afford the surgery she needed.

Tears glistened in her eyes as she told us how other children made fun of her as she struggled to walk. She longed to walk and run like them, but without orthopaedic surgery and follow-up care, it was impossible. Vanya knew that getting her legs straightened would change her life. Her one and only wish was to receive surgery.

Vanya received the surgery and physiotherapy she needed. Thanks to generous friends like you, her “windswept legs” are now straight and she can run and play like other children. She and her mother are so grateful for you and others who were an answer to their prayers.