Benard is a baby from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of eleven children. The family lives in a two-roomed house in the Eastern region of Kenya. His mother is a subsistence farmer, while his father is a carpenter.
Benard has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Benard has been experiencing an increased intracranial pressure. Without treatment, Benard will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Benard that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 2 and will drain the excess fluid from Benard's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Benard will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
“I am really happy that somehow we might get help to facilitate Benard’s treatment,” shares Benard’s mother.