Charles is a three-month-old boy from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two children. He was born with a condition called spina bifida, in which the spine does not form correctly before birth. This leaves him at risk of future complications and infections.
Charles’s parents are small-scale farmers who cannot afford surgery for their son. Fortunately, they visited our medical partner’s care center. Now, Charles is scheduled to undergo spinal repair surgery on June 3. The procedure will cost $1,369.
“Please help my son get the needed surgery. If we had the money, we would have taken him to hospital early. We have been living with worries as time goes by because anything can happen to him with this condition,” says his mother.