Arnold is a young boy from Kenya. Three months after birth, Arnold’s mother noticed he had some swelling in the abdominal area. Arnold’s physicians diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia.
However, his family was unable to afford the cost of his surgery. Arnold is one of five children, his mother does casual jobs and laundry work for her neighbors, and his father lost his job as a waiter in a local small hotel when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. He currently works in a local construction site as a casual laborer. The family is not in a position to raise any money to cater for Arnold’s surgery. So, his mother is appealing for financial help.
Fortunately, on October 22nd, he will undergo repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $444 to fund Arnold’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.
Arnold’s mother says, “Despite the problems we have encountered, we are still hopeful that Arnold will get treatment.”