Maxwell is an infant from Kenya. He was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Maxwell is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,097 to cover the cost of Maxwell’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 28. This procedure will hopefully spare Maxwell from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.
“I hope my son gets well,” shares Maxwell’s mother.