Issac is a 19-month-old boy from Kenya. He is the youngest of two children. At an even younger age, Issac was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. An inguinal hernia occurs when when the intestine or fatty tissue breaks through a weak point in the inguinal canal. This causes swelling and pain in sensitive areas.
Unfortunately, Issac contracted tuberculosis and his physicians postponed Issac’s surgery until he reached a healthier state. As a result, the swelling from the inguinal hernia has become quite significant and physicians fear it could restrict blood supply to the surrounding tissue and cause damage, or even become life threatening. He has been scheduled for surgery on January 25, 2017. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $528 to fund his hernia repair surgery.
Isaac’s father says “We will appreciate if we get help for his treatment.”