Meet Jessie, a baby boy barely two months old.
At birth, Jessie was diagnosed with both spina bifida (an open spinal defect) and hydrocephalus. Jessie’s mother visited a local hospital, but the hospital could not offer further specialized treatment. They were then referred to our medical partner’s care center, where a surgery has been recommended to treat the spina bifida. If not treated, Jessie is at risk for future complications.
The income of a subsistence farmer is not enough to fund for the surgical care Jessie requires. The family needs help raising $1,097 to fund his procedure, scheduled for August 23.