Joseph is a two-month-old baby from Kenya. His mother is a high school student. She has no source of income and lives with a relative.
Joseph has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Joseph has been experiencing an increased head circumference. Without treatment, Joseph will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Joseph that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 26 and will drain the excess fluid from Joseph’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Joseph will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
“I would like to go back to school in 2020 when Joseph is a bit older and healthy,” shares Joseph’s mother.