Beatrice is a baby from Kenya. Her mother is a full-time mom, while her father works on construction sites. Beatrice is the youngest of three children.
Beatrice was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Beatrice is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,097 to cover the cost of Beatrice’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 21. This procedure will hopefully spare Beatrice from the risks associated with her condition, instead allowing her to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.
“If I had financial ability I would have come in earlier,” shares Beatrice’s mother.