Renee is a six-month-old baby girl from Kenya. She was born prematurely at 30 weeks, she spent her first three weeks in the nursery gaining strength.
Renee’s mother noticed that her head was growing abnormally when compared with her body. Two months ago, Renee was diagnosed with hydrocephalus—a condition that causes an excess of fluid to build up in the brain, causing the skull to swell. If Renee does not receive treatment, she will be at risk of delayed development, impaired vision, and permanent brain damage.
Renee’s family lives in a one room rental house on the coast of Kenya. Her mother quit her job to stay at home to look after Renee, while her father is a public service vehicle driver. Renee’s family is unable to pay for her medical needs.
Renee’s mother says, “It is hard to raise the required funds for my daughter’s surgical care. I will appreciate any help we can get.”
On May 25, Renee will undergo a hydrocephalus surgery. Renee’s family is contributing $52 towards the cost of surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to fund this procedure. The requested $685 pays for surgical materials, medication, and five nights of hospital stay.