Emmanuel is a newborn baby boy from Kenya. When he was born, the family immediately noticed an unusual mass on the back of his head.The doctors diagnosed Emmanuel with an encephalocele, a condition caused by the incomplete formation of the skull that allows cerebral spinal fluid and brain tissue to form a sac on the back of the head. If Emmanuel goes untreated, he may have mental and growth retardation.
Emmanuel and his family were referred to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, where surgery was recommended to prevent further complications. On May 5, Emmanuel will undergo brain surgery to repair his encephalocele, and his family is asking for $929 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.
“We are only asking for financial help in order to give Emmanuel a chance to enjoy his future as he ought to,” says Emmanuel’s mother.