Evan is a bright, sharp and collected young man. He is the last-born in a family of two children and lives with his mother, grandmother and elder sister in Central Kenya.
Two months ago, Evan began complaining of lower abdominal pain after a meal and when passing urine. His mother bought over the counter painkillers at a local chemist but that did not help the situation. Due to its persistence, she sought help at the nearest hospital only to learn that Evan’s left testis had not descended. A surgery is required to descend the testis and save Evan from effects such as infertility, testicular cancer and/or hernia. The surgery comes at a cost his mother cannot meet.
Evan’s mother does casual tasks, such as farming to fend for her family, while his grandmother stays at home. Evan’s father left them, and therefore his mother is not able to fund his surgery.
Evan’s mother shares: “I work hard to give my children the best I can. I was confident that the surgery would not cost me much and the little savings I had. I hope someone can contribute towards Evan’s surgical care.”