Dylan is a baby from Kenya. His family of two children lives in a one-room rental house. Dylan’s father works at a wheat flour packaging company, while his mother takes care of the children.
Dylan has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying membranes protrude through openings in the skull. Encephalocoele usually results from a failure of the neural tube to completely close during fetal development. Without treatment, Dylan is at risk of developmental delays, brain damage, or premature death.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $929 to fund encephalocoele repair surgery for Dylan. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 6. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Dylan to grow up healthy.
“The questioning looks I get from people really bother me and I hope that soon that will come to an end,” shares Dylan’s mother.