“Abel is 15 days old, and the last-born in a family of two children,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “His elder sibling is a special needs child. The family lives in a single-rental house in the suburbs of Nairobi city. Abel’s father works as a casual laborer at a local mini-market while his mother is a housewife.”
Abel was born with spina bifida – a leaking mass on his lower back. He needs a spina bifida closure surgery to prevent infection and allow him to develop normally. Surgery will also lessen his risk for tethered cord, scoliosis, and kyphosis.
“Abel’s family lost everything they had in a recent fire in their area of residence,” AMHF continues. “This has forced the family to start their lives afresh. Unfortunately, Abel’s parents are not able to raise the funds required for treatment.”
$805 will fund a spina bifida closure and allow Abel to heal properly. Let’s help make it happen!