Meet one-month-old baby Anastacia from Kenya.
Anastacia was born with an occipital encephalocele, a condition in which the skull does not fully close during fetal development, allowing brain matter and cerebrospinal fluid to escape, forming a sac on the back of the head. If left untreated, Anastacia is at risk of seizures and mental and growth retardation.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, has arranged for Anastacia to undergo brain surgery to repair her encephalocele on June 23. Anastacia’s mother cannot afford the $929 medical bill and needs our help to pay for her daughter’s surgery and hospital stay.
“I am hopeful that all will be well,” says Anastacia’s mother.