Denzel is a young, playful five-year-old boy growing up in Kenya. Living with his parents, he is the youngest in his family.
When Denzel was three years old, his parents noticed that he could not hear with clarity and that his speech was yet to develop. As a result, they took him to several hospitals. He was prescribed various drugs, but they did not lead to much improvement.
Due to his hearing problems, Denzel has experienced difficulties learning in school, interacting with others, and being able to express himself clearly. Denzel’s mother was finally referred to our medical partner’s care center, where Denzel was recommended to get hearing aids.
Denzel is currently scheduled to receive hearing aids to alleviate his moderate hearing loss on April 13. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $712 to cover the costs of the hearing aids and their handling.
Denzel’s mother is hopeful that the hearing aids will help, as she says, “I want my child’s hearing ability improved. I will be happy to talk with him soon.”