NGOP0029-INTERVIEW WITH CRYSTAL CHIGBU (THE IREDE FOUNDATION)
In growing children, limb deformities of the legs, including bow legs and knock knees, are among the most frequent causes for a visit to the paediatric orthopedist. In many cases, the deformity corrects naturally. However, in those cases where the condition persists or the abnormality becomes more pronounced, medical attention is required.
In Nigeria, many children stay Out Of School Because They Are LIMBLESS. Many of these children and their families face different challenges daily; ranging from the society stigma, the perspective of people towards them etcetera, which sometimes leads to low self esteem and suicide. Hence, there is a need for encouragement and a support system to keep people with limb deformities moving.
With me on this episode is Crystal Chigbu, the Executive director of The Irede Foundation, a non-governmental organization that is dedicated to saving lives of children living with limb loss in Nigeria as well as being a support system for them.
Crystal has a personal story which is connected to why she started the organization and we are very sure that you would love to hear that.
Relax and enjoy our interview session with her.