Wilson is a happy and active five-month-old boy who often pulls at his mother in order to get her attention. He lives with his parents and grandparents in Eastern Kenya. They are subsistence farmers and have no cash income.
Wilson was diagnosed with spina bifida at birth. Spina bifida is a condition in which the spinal cord does not close all the way, causing cerebrospinal fluid to emerge in a pouch-like fashion from the back along the spine. If left untreated, this condition will put Wilson at risk for serious infection and hydrocephalus, and potentially prevent him from learning to walk. Surgery has been recommended.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,097 to fund Wilson’s surgery. He is scheduled for treatment on October 19 at our medical partner’s care center, BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital. After treatment, he will be able to grow and develop normally.
“I would wish to see my son well and thriving,” Wilson’s mother says.