ALVISH Chand sits on the verandah of his home and watch his siblings play in their compound every afternoon.
He is only six years old but has had two operations at the age of three after fracturing his left ankle during a fall.
During a visit to his home in Korovuli, Seaqaqa yesterday, Alvish said he longed to go to school because he wanted to have a successful future.
And he has asked for medical assistance to help him as his parents search for answers to help their son.
But that dream, although not tarnished, has somehow been blurred by his inability to walk properly.
"My left leg is shorter than my right leg after the doctors cut it (operation)," he said.
"I want to go to school but my parents think that the children in school might push me while playing and I will get worse.
"I want to study hard and have a good job," he said.
His dad, Asis Chand said his son, who was born a normal child, slipped on a sack of rice while jumping on it.
"He was only three years old when he fell down and I took him to the hospital on the same day but the doctor who saw him then only gave us Panadol. There was no bandage or plaster put around his right ankle and a few months later, his condition got worse," he said.
"His left ankle started swelling and we took him back to hospital for an X-ray and the doctors saw that his bone had actually cracked.
"So he had an operation twice in 2010 and the doctors put in a plate and rod to help adjust the growth.
"But nothing has changed and his bone is now growing out of place preventing my son from walking properly. They have now removed the plate and rod."
Mr Chand said he planned to take his son to India for another medical check up but did not have the money to do so.
"That is why we are asking for help and the one thing we want is for our son to at least walk properly so he can go to school.
"As it is, he limps or hops around because when he walks, his ankle gets swollen."