Kevin is a baby from Kenya. He is the last-born of five children. The family lives in a one-room house in the coastal region of Kenya. Kevin’s mother is a stay-at-home mother, while his father does casual tasks in construction sites to support his family.
Kevin has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Kevin has been experiencing irritability. Without treatment, Kevin will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Kevin that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 10 and will drain the excess fluid from Kevin’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Kevin will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
“I looking forward to that day when I will see my child well and thriving,” shares Kevin’s mother.