Meet James, a five-year-old boy from Kenya who our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), describes as “shy but brilliant.” He lives with his mother and older sister in a two-room rental house and attends nursery school.
Currently, James has an inguinal hernia on the right side of his groin area, which is a soft tissue bulge. “He experiences pain and discomfort on his groin especially when bending over, coughing, or lifting anything,” says AMHF. “If James is not treated, it can result to restriction of blood supply to tissues and intense pain.”
Two years ago, James’ father left and no longer supports them. James’ mother works in a local mobile retail shop where she earns a monthly income of $60, which is not enough to fund his treatment.
For $430, we can help pay for James’ surgery and two days of bedrest. After treatment, James’ hernia will be gone and he will no longer feel discomfort.
James’ mother says, “I really have no means to pay for James’ surgery. I will be happy if you help us make his treatment possible.”