Emmanuel is a quiet and calm seven-year-old. He is in grade one in primary school and has a younger brother. Emmanuel’s father works at a construction site, and his mother helps others around their homes.
Emmanuel was born with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. His parents brought him to Nazareth Hospital, where the doctors performed an ultrasound and recommended Emmanual undergo bilateral orchidopexy surgery. If the condition is left untreated, Emmanuel has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future.
Fortunately, Emmanuel will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). On May 26th, he will undergo corrective surgery. AMH is requesting $483 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.
Emmanuel’s mother said, “I was shocked to realize that I did not know my boy had a problem. We cannot pay for his surgery, and we are kindly requesting help from well-wishers. We hope to see our son healthy so that he can grow up like his brother.”