Joseph is a young boy from Kenya who was diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia in November. His mother who was giving him a bath noted the abnormal swelling. With the swell being persistent, a scan was done and revealed a left inguinal hernia. This is a condition that occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles.
If not treated, Joseph is at a risk of suffering strangulation which can potentially restrict blood flow to the body tissue and result in gangrene. Joseph’s mother is a housewife while his father is employed as a tout. With a very menial income, the young parents are not able to raise the funds needed. They do not have medical insurance and lack funds to pay for the surgery.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $423 to fund Joseph’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.