Meet Daudi! Daudi is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania. “He is the fifth and last born in the family,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), reports.
Always curious, Daudi likes to observe and play with other children. He’s very quick to pick up the activities that he see’s the other children participating in, and tries to do the same.
Daudi has lived with an enlarged adenoid since birth, making it hard for him to breathe, especially through his nose. The adenoid is a patch of tissue at the back of the nasal passage that catches bacteria and germs trying to enter the body.
“He breathes with so much difficulty, especially at night,” AMHF tells us. “it sounds as though Daudi is snoring, even when he is not asleep.”
Coming from a large family, there are not enough resources to pay for Daudi’s operation. His mother stays at home with him and his siblings while his father cares for livestock.
$488 will cover the cost of treatment for Daudi, his three day hospital stay, and the necessary antibiotics. In the operation, his enlarged adenoid will be removed through his mouth.
After the operation, Daudi will be able to breathe through his nose and sleep throughout the night.
“If my son could become a doctor, I will be so happy,” Daudi’s mother shares. “For now, I wish he could breathe without difficulty.”