Rikinoi is a four-month-old baby girl from Kenya. She comes from a large family, being the youngest of five children. Her father sells livestock to support his family.
Minutes after being born, Rikinoi’s mother noticed that her newborn child had a large mass on her lower back. Rikinoi was taken to our medical partner’s care center, BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH). There, she was diagnosed with spina bifida, a condition in which there is an incomplete formation of the spine.
On April 6, Rikinoi will undergo surgery at BKKH to close the gap in her spine. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is asking for $1,097 to cover the cost of Rikinoi’s hospital, lab, and medication fees.
“I want my child to be well,” says Rikinoi’s mother. “I appreciate the donors’ help.”