Nathan is a young boy from Kenya who has a right inguinal hernia that was diagnosed recently. This condition occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles.
When he was two years old, his mother noted a swell on his groin area while bathing him. He would cry in pain and often was uncomfortable. He was given antibiotics at a local health center. Unfortunately, the swelling did not recede. Nathan's uncle referred the parents to Kijabe in 2019 and upon review, surgery was recommended. With successful surgery, Nathan will be free from persistent pain and discomfort.
Nathan is the last born in a family of four. His parents are not financially stable to afford the cost of surgery. His father was recently employed as a primary school teacher while his mother sells at a grocery shop. They appeal for financial assistance.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $423 to fund Nathan's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.
“We came with hopes to get help as we have heard much about BethanyKids hospital,” says Nathan’s mother.