“Fifteen-month-old Nahimia was born with a congenital anomaly, where his bladder is outside his body and leaks urine directly to his abdomen,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Nahimia’s bladder is exposed to dirt, which will cause infections and direct injury. He suffers pain from the irritation, infection and bad smell from the continued urinary leakage.”
Nahimia lives in Ethiopia with his two siblings and parents. His father began working as a farmer when he was in grade seven, shortly after the death of both his parents. Due to a lack of funds, Nahimia’s parents have been unable to get their son medical treatment.
$1,500 funds a bladder extrophy repair for Nahimia, which will surgically reconstruct his bladder, allowing him to pass urine normally. “The risk of infections and irritation will be eliminated and his urine will be contained,” says AMHF.
“I wouldn’t have sought medical care if not for an NGO that has brought us this far,” shares Nahimia’s father. “This is because I have no money for transportation, let alone medical bills.”
Nahimia’s father has a strong desire to see all of his children attend school. Let’s help make it happen!