Abel is a one-year-old baby from Kenya. He lives with his uncle, his grandfather, and his mother, who works as a clothing washer for her neighbors to support her family. Abel’s grandmother passed away when his mother was young, and his grandfather raised her and her brother, and now helps take care of Abel.
When Abel’s grandfather was watching television, he saw a doctor discussing undescended testes in boys. He decided to check on Abel and realized that Abel had the same condition. Abel’s grandfather brought Abel and his mother to the hospital so that doctors could examine Abel.
The doctors confirmed that Abel has cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Abel has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Surgeons advised a bilateral orchidopexy to correct Abel’s condition, but Abel’s family cannot afford this treatment and need help.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. Abel is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery at AMH’s care center on July 6th. Now, AMH is requesting $459 to cover the total cost of Abel’s procedure and care.
Abel’s grandfather said, “I have taken care of my two children from the time their mother died. Even this my grandson I would like the best for him. I don’t want him to have problems like the doctor was explaining on TV. Kindly assist us so that he can grow up like the other boys”