Free Surgery Begets a Lifetime of Opportunities
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Samelle Joseph is a 10-year-old girl who has been living with a very severe form of Blount’s disease, a deformity of the lower limbs that commonly afflicts a specific ethnic group in Haiti. The disease also includes increased weight and specific morphologic features, as well as moderate to severe progressive medial leg bowing and tibial bone changes.
Because of the deformation caused by Blount’s disease, Samelle and children like her face physical disability,…