Princess is a baby from Kenya. She is the youngest in a family of seven children. The family lives in a two-roomed rental house in Western Kenya.
Princess has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Princess has been experiencing an increasing head circumference and irritability. Without treatment, Princess will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Princess that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 30 and will drain the excess fluid from Princess’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Princess will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.