John is a toddler boy from Kenya who is the second-born in a family of three children. His parents separated a while back, and he and his siblings now live at their ancestral home with their mother. John’s mother works around the community, such as tending to farm animals for her neighbors. John’s grandparents also help support the young family.
Since last year, John has been experiencing pain and discomfort caused by a right inguinal hernia. Although he was a playful boy, John has not been able to be as active as he was before the hernia.
Fortunately, on March 14th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery with the support of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $585 to help fund John’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.
John’s mother said, “Since last year, I have been stressed as I had no idea what to do. I’m hopeful that he will be treated.”