Kenie is a three-year-old boy from the Philippines. He is the only child in his family. His mother is a housewife. Kenie’s father used to work as a miner, but he found the job too dangerous. Now, he takes jobs as a laborer.
Kenie is an active and playful child. He loves to run around and smile at people. He was born with cleft lip and palate, which causes him difficulty eating and speaking. He also experiences frequent coughs and colds.
Kenie’s mother worries about her son’s condition. She learned from a pastor about our medical partner, International Case Ministries. On November 3, 2016, Kenie underwent cleft lip surgery. His parents need help to pay for this $1,246 procedure. In a few months, he will undergo cleft palate surgery.
“I am really happy that my son will be qualified for this surgery,” says Isa, Kenie’s mother. “We even left home very early to travel to the hospital and along the way, I am praying and hoping that he is okay and fit for surgery. I am a bit scared that he will undergo surgery, but I know this is for his good. I am looking forward to seeing my son’s sweet smile, and I know that he will be very handsome. I hope that he will finish school and fulfill whatever dreams he has.”