King’s is a shy three year old boy, the first born of two children. He lives with his parents and younger brother in a single-rental house in Nairobi suburbs of Kenya. King’s mother is a tailor while his father works in an electronic shop.
This past June, King’s mother noticed a slight swell on the right upper side of King’s abdomen. King’s had always complained of pain, but his parents took it lightly, assuming that he had been hit by his friends while playing. Last week, King’s extreme pain reached a point where he cried and clutched at his abdomen. A visit to the local hospital revealed a congenital health condition.
King’s has a right undescended testis and a surgery is required to fix it. If it remains untreated, King’s could develop an inguinal hernia or other complications.
$540 in funds will cover all surgical expenses and necessary medications. A surgeon will perform an orchidopexy to locate the testis in the abdomen, lower it into the scrotum, and place it in a fixed position.
King’s parents wish that their income could cover King’s surgical care. “We wish to give King’s the opportunity to be able to follow his dreams and ambitions in life, but we feel helpless that we cannot give this to him.” Our support will go a long way in helping a family provide their young toddler the medical treatment he needs.