Jasten is a two-year-old boy from Chimutu Village, Kenya where he lives with his single mother and five siblings. Because of the recent death of his father, Jasten’s mother depends upon small-scale farming to provide for the family.
In February 2023, Jasten’s mother noticed that his scrotum was swollen and that he would constantly cry because he was in pain. His mother took him to the nearest health center where she was advised to seek traditional help. Knowing how expensive traditional help can be, she decided to take Jasten to Nkhoma Hospital, hoping he would be prescribed drugs that she could buy at a pharmacy, whenever she could afford them.
After assessment at the hospital, Jasten was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia and the doctor informed Jasten’s mother that he would need to have surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $421 to fund Jasten’s procedure, which is scheduled for April 19th at Nkhoma Hospital.
Treatment will be a welcome development in Jasten’s life, as he will be relieved of the pain and saved from complications that can arise if his condition is left untreated, such as hernia strangulation, which can be life-threatening.
Jasten’s mother says: “Thank you to the donors for this opportunity. I am glad that my son will be well again.”