John is a baby from Kenya. He is the youngest of three siblings.
John has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Without treatment, John will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for John that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 28 and will drain the excess fluid from John’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, John will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
John’s mother says, “I am hoping somehow he will get better.”