Patrick is a father of four children from Kenya. He lives with his son, who is a laborer and supports him. His other children live with their grandfather.
In 2007, Patrick was in a road accident and sustained only minor injuries. However, a spinal problem emerged ten years later when his cervical spine started developing problems. He had to stop working as a driver due to the condition. He complained of back pain and numbness in his limbs. He managed the pain with pain medication but soon realized that the condition was worsening.
In May, Patrick underwent an MRI. He was diagnosed with cervical myelopathy, a degenerative condition caused by spinal compression and characterized by hand clumsiness and gait imbalance. Now, he needs to undergo a spinal fusion and decompression surgery. If not treated, he risks developing total disability.
Fortunately, surgery is scheduled for November 20. He needs help raising $1,500 to fund the procedure.
Patrick says, “My hope is to be treated, and regain my ability to earn and provide for my children. I am really suffering and I hope to fully recover.”