Eskel is a baby from Kenya. He has two older siblings. The family lives in a one-room house in the Rift Valley region. Eskel’s father is a subsistence farmer, while his mother operates a grocery kiosk.
Eskel 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, Eskel has been experiencing an increasing head circumference and prominent scalp veins. Without treatment, Eskel will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Eskel that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 16 and will drain the excess fluid from Eskel’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Eskel will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
“We are praying that God gives health to our son especially after the operation. I am grateful that we could get financial help,” says Eskel’s father.