Anthony is a child from Kenya. He lives with his family in a two-room house in the Rift Valley region. Anthony’s mother is a stay-at-home mom, while his father burns and sells charcoal to sustain the family’s needs. With a very menial income, Anthony’s parents are not able to raise the funds needed for his surgical care.
Anthony 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, Anthony has been experiencing irritability and pressure in his head. Without treatment, Anthony will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Anthony that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 7 and will drain the excess fluid from Anthony’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Anthony will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
“I had lost hope and all I did was pray that a miracle would happen and my son’s health gets restored. Watsi is part of an answered prayer for me,” shares Anthony’s mother.