Dorcus is a child from Tanzania. She is the first born in her family. Dorcus’s mother is a small businesswoman, and her father is a motorcycle taxi driver.
Since she was five months old, Dorcus has been experiencing regular fevers, difficulty breathing, and sleep apnea. Frequent illness has lead to several hospital admissions. Dorcus was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause her symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Dorcus, which is scheduled to take place on January 4. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Dorcus of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.
Dorcus’s parents say, “Please help our daughter get this treatment. She is not eating or sleeping well, and she keeps loosing weight.”