When Maxwell’s mother was changing his diaper in a local clinic, another mother noticed that Maxwell’s testes seemed smaller in comparison to her son’s. Although the local doctor believed that Maxwell’s testes would descend in time, Maxwell is now two years old and only one of his testes has descended.
According to our partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Maxwell’s undescended testicle could cause a hernia, cancer, and infertility if left untreated.
Following Maxwell’s diagnosis, Maxwell’s mother fell ill and was bed ridden as a result of spinal complications. Unfortunately, that meant that all of the funds set aside for Maxwell’s operation were used on her treatment instead.
Maxwell needs an orchidopexy, an operation where undescended testes are placed in the scrotum. This procedure will cost $540.
“This has been a long journey for me and my family. I have been sick for quite some time and we are just picking ourselves up. Please help my son get treated,” Maxwell’s mother says.