Precious is the firstborn child in her family. Her mother is in the grocery business while her father is a motorcycle taxi driver. Their young, happy family is still working hard to make ends meet and look for better jobs. Both are school graduates but they haven’t been employed due to a lack of job opportunities. Their family lives in a rental house in their small center of Bugar in Elgeyo-Marakwet County in Kenya.
Precious arrived to our partner’s hospital with difficulty breathing and sleeping. She was reviewed by the clinicians where she was diagnosed with enlarged tonsils. She has previously been treated in many other hospitals with medication that only offered short-term relief. In October, their family came across a pamphlet advertising surgical screening and decided to come to Kapsowar Hospital for a consultation. Very quickly after arriving at the hospital and seeing her condition, she was approved for surgery.
Precious has difficulty in sleeping and breathing due to the enlarged tonsils blocking her airways. Her parents are requesting financial support so that their daughter can undergo the surgery.
Precious’ mother says, “She doesn’t sleep well at night. She struggles to breathe and this makes me worried. I look forward to seeing her have a peaceful night every day.”