Collins is a 23-month-old boy from Kenya. He lives with his parents in a one-room house in the suburbs of Nairobi. Collins’ mother looks after him while his father sells bedding in an open air market.
Collins has been diagnosed with hypospadias, a congenital disorder of the urethra where the urinary opening is not at its usual location. If not treated, Collins is at risk of developing urinary tract infections and of being unable to pass urine while standing like other boys.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $700, in addition to the $52 subsidized by Collins’ family, in order to fund hypospadius repair for Collins. The surgery is scheduled to take place on July 3 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Collins to live comfortably and confidently.
Collins’ father says, “My prayer is that Collins gets treated and leads a normal life. I am afraid that this would stigmatize him if he goes untreated and he will definitely blame us.”