Oscar is a 13 year old student from Kenya. Oscar is the 2nd born child in a family of four. He was born and raised in a small village called Kapkeny where most of the inhabitants work in farms or other small, irregular jobs. His family gets its food from their small farm, consisting mostly of millet, sorghum, and seasonal fruits like mango. Oscar likes to spend his days climbing trees, especially mango trees. The family lives in small mud hut with grass as a roof. Their socioeconomic status and financial struggles has limited their options for helping their son.
Oscar was well until Monday around noon when he fell from a tree while he was in the grazing cattle in the field. He sustained multiple severe injuries on his left hand. He cannot use his left hand and is in severe pain.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 8th, Oscar will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him heal properly and he will no longer be in pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,065 to fund this procedure.
Oscar’s father says, “I just want my child not to be in pain anymore. He cried all the way to the hospital, I felt sorry for him I hope to see him healthy and happy again.”