Victoria is a baby from Kenya. Her parents are subsistence farmers.
Victoria has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. If not treated, Victoria is at a risk of suffering brain damage, loss of sight, delayed milestones, and potentially death.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Victoria that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 29 and will drain the excess fluid from Victoria’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Victoria will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.
“This is our first born child and we want the best for her. We hope we can get help somehow,” says Victoria’s father.