This is John, a newborn baby boy from Kenya and the only child to his young parents. His father runs a small business, while his mother stays at home.
John was diagnosed with spina bifida, a developmental congenital disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube. As a result, he has a swelling on his lower back and is at high risk of contracting an infection or experiencing other spinal complications.
Currently, John is at Bethany Kids Kijabe for specialized care; however, his parents do not have the money necessary for his treatment. Without our help to fund the proper closure of John’s swelling, his condition can prove fatal.
For $805, we can end this couple’s worries and ensure the future health of their baby. John’s mother says, “I was very scared when I was told that my son would need surgery so soon. I am, however, happy that this condition can be treated, and he will be able to have a normal life.”