Meet Melvin, a four-year-old boy from Kenya! According to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), he lives alone with his father and hasn’t been able to attend school due to financial constraints. Melvin’s mother left the family a year ago, so his father is raising him alone.
Unlike most baby boys, Melvin’s left testicle never descended into his scrotal sac after birth. If left untreated, it’s highly likely that he’ll develop testicular cancer and be infertile.
For $540, we can cover orchidopexy surgery that will place his undescended testicle in the proper place, along with three days of hospital bedrest. After treatment, the risk of cancer and infertility will be greatly reduced.
“Melvin’s father is an orphan and does casual jobs while [enrolled as] a part time student at a local college. He studies through the help of a well-wisher who supports him by paying his fees,” explains AMHF. “It has been tough for Melvin’s father because he is forced to take his son to school with him at times [since] there is no one to look after him.”
With immense sentiment, Melvin’s father says, “I am working hard to improve my life. I wish my son good health and quick recovery.” Let’s help this young family flourish again!