“I wish for my child to be able to talk,” shares Naserian’s mother, a woman from Kenya.
Because she was born with congenital hydrocephalus (excess fluid in the cranium), spina bifida (exposed spinal cord), and hearing loss, Naserian has already been to the hospital many times in her seven years of life. Her parents first focused on addressing the first two conditions, as they were immediate risks to Naserian’s life and development.
Now that Naserian has been treated for these two disorders, Naserian finally visited the audiologist clinic last month to address her hearing problems. Her ear issues have left her unable to understand others or to learn to speak, which has in turn made school very challenging for her. However, the audiologist believes that with hearing aids, Naserian will be able to do all of these things.
Naserian’s family has raised $104 towards the cost of her hearing aids, but is unable to generate the additional $712 needed. Her father sells livestock in their local village in order to make ends meet for their family of five.
With your donation, though, we can make sure Naserian receives the hearing aids she needs on November 27.
“She has been through so many treatments,” adds Naserian’s mother. “It’s my hope that this one will also be successful.”