Kipyegon is a 10 year old boy, the 1st born of 3, with a brother and a sister who are healthy. Kipyegon on the other hand is living with the clubfoot condition. It started when he was three years old when he was taken to the normal routine clinic. He was given an injection to try and treat his ailment at that time. He got better but he stopped walking normally and his ankles started curving inside.
He immediately told his father (who also lives with a disability) and in turn, his father took him to their local community disability home where they met Job, the community leader. Job’s father didn’t know anywhere else to get intervention opportunities other than from the community leader. Fortunately, Job knew about the partnership of the Litein hospital and CURE but wasn’t sure of the details. He asked about the dates of the outreach screening, prepared Kipyegon and other children like him and brought them to the AIC Litein Hospital. Kipyegon was screened and given a date for corrective surgery.
“I desire my son to be taken off the disability list since it is causing a lot of stigma in our community.” Kipyegon’s dad shared.