“It has been a difficult year for our family as we watched our daughter suffer the terrible headaches,” shares Phoebe’s mother. “I am glad that my child will get treated soon so that she can go back to school and have a normal life like her siblings.”
Phoebe is a five-year-old girl from Kenya. Her severe headaches are a symptom of a tumor that is exerting pressure on her brain.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), explains: “She is also slowly losing stability when she walks. This condition has made it difficult for Phoebe to attend school. If surgery is not done soon, Phoebe is likely to suffer permanent brain damage due to the pressure exerted on her brain by the tumor. She is also likely to die prematurely.”
“Phoebe’s parents are small-scale farmers, and live in a two room mud house,” AMHF continues. “They earn an average monthly income of $58 from their farm. Phoebe’s parents are not in a position to raise the amount required for her treatment.”
For $1,260, we can fund a craniotomy for Phoebe with an expected positive outcome. AMHF anticipates that “the surgery will help remove the tumor, which is causing Phoebe to suffer severe headache and lack of stability while walking. Phoebe will be able to go back to school.”