“We are the same as any parents: we only want the best for our son,” says the mother of Anselm, a 2-year-old boy from Kenya.
Anselm’s mother recently noticed that her son had an empty scrotal sac. “Having already raised three children, she knew straight away that this was not normal and sought help at her nearest clinic,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).
“Further investigation revealed that Anselm had undescended testes,” continues AMHF. If untreated, Anselm could be at risk of developing testicular cancer or hernia. Anselm also risks infertility in the future.
“Surgery is required to help Anselm,” says AMHF, “but with limited finances, his family is unable to raise the funds to pay for his surgical care. Anselm’s mother sells secondhand clothes with an average daily income of only $2. His father is unemployed and is trying desperately to find a job to support his family,” which currently lives together in a single-room rental house.
For $570, we can fund Anselm’s double orchidopexy procedure, during which doctors will surgically move the undescended testes into the scrotum and permanently fix them there. This operation will reduce Anselm’s risk of developing the aforementioned complications.
“We pray that someone can help him,” says Anselm’s mother. Let’s help fund Anselm’s surgery!