Sydney is a baby from Kenya. He is the only child to his parents. Sydney’s mother is a hair stylist, while his father is a motorbike taxi operator.
Sydney has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Sydney has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Sydney will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Sydney that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 5 and will drain the excess fluid from Sydney’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Sydney will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
“I hope my son gets a lasting solution to this condition,” shares Sydney’s mother.