Ryan is a very active and jovial 5-year-old boy. He’s the only child in his family. His mother works at a local dry cleaner and his father is a matatu driver in their area. Ryan’s family lives in a small rented house in a town within Nairobi, Kenya. His parents’ income is very limited and they are not able to afford the second surgery he needs, as they are also paying off his first surgery that was unsuccessful in fully treating his birth condition.
Ryan was diagnosed with a condition called cryptorchidism. If left untreated, Ryan has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future.
Ryan will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on October 14th. AMHF is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.
Ryan’s mother says, “It has been a tough time for us after we realized Ryan’s first surgery was not successful, but we still trusted in God.”