Joseph is a boy from Kenya. He is the firstborn of four children and lives with his parents and younger siblings in a two-room house in Central Kenya. Joseph is yet to join high school because of the condition as he fears the stigma. His mother works in their local market selling porridge and chapatis’ while his father does any casual task ranging from construction work to farming to sustain the family needs.
Joseph was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility.
Fortunately, Joseph is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 2nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.
“I want to join my peers and not feel left out,” says Joseph.