Abel is five-year-old quite a boy in Kindergarten. He hails from Kapchesoo village on the hills of Elgeyo Marakwet County in Kenya.
Last Thursday evening, Abel came to Watsi’s medical partner’s hospital accompanied by his mother after a fall while playing with his friends. He sustained an injury on his left hand now he is unable to flex his elbow and has severe pain. On arrival an X-Ray was done that confirmed that Abel has a completely displaced supracondylar fracture. Abel has been admitted in the paediatrics ward awaiting OREF/K-wiring surgery.
Abel is the sixth born child in a family of seven. Abel’s father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. His father earns an average of $56.00 in a month from his farm products. Having been blessed with seven children, his father’s income is too little to meet the needs of his children. He feels it’s impossible to raise money for Abel’s surgery bill with their family’s low socioeconomic status, and that has even caused more fear for him.
Abel has been scheduled for surgery yet the family is still uncertain on how they will pay the bills. They are requesting any well-wisher to support them so that their son can be operated on.
Abel’s mother shared, “Nothing hurts a parent like watching your child cry in pain, it has been a nightmare to me and a difficult time for our family. We are looking forward to seeing Abel in good spirits again.”