Immanuel is a young boy from Kenya. He say and wiped his mother’s tears as she narrated her story to us. His mother is in a broken marriage and since they live with her husband’s family, they are suffering financial hardship and insecurity about where to live. Immanuel’s mother has tried seeking justice from women groups but has not yet been successful.
Immanuel was diagnosed with hypospadias, where the urethral opening is below the normal position. This affects his urination and if not treated, will affect his sexuality. He had an initial surgery in early 2019 through the national health system, however, insurance cannot cover his planned surgery and Immanuel’s mother appeals for financial assistance.
Fortunately, Immanuel is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 7th with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, who is requesting $700 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.
Immanuel’s mother says, “My prayer is to get justice and have my son recover fully.”