Meet Idel, a four-year-old jovial boy who comes from Rayfarm, a highland in area of Kenya. Idel is a firstborn in family of two and his mother is a single mother. He stays with his grandparents and his sister, since his mother works helping in a house in a nearby town. Their family lives in a semi-permanent house and his grandparents are casual laborers who work on farms in their neighborhood.
Idel has had trouble breathing and eating. He has sleep apnea and his nose is blocked all the time. Multiple hospital visits and medications have unfortunately not helped.
Idel was reviewed by our medical partner’s general surgeon, who found that his tonsils and the adenoids had enlarged, necessitating surgery so he can breathe and eat easily. His grandfather cannot afford Idel’s surgery, and is therefore appealing for help from anyone who reads their story. He needs $714 to fund the surgery so he can grow up healthy.
Idels’s grandfather says, “It really scares me when I see my grandson’s condition worsening almost every day. I am worried about his future, kindly help him so he may be able to live a normal life.”