On April 10, 2016, Neema was born with a lesion on her lower back which is leaking cerebral spinal fluid. “If not treated,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) tells us, “Neema will be at risk of easily contracting infections. She is also at risk of developing hydrocephalus.”
Neema is the youngest of four children and lives with her parents and siblings in Tanzania. Neema’s mother is a homemaker and her father owns a small business where he sells mats. Although they both work hard, their combined incomes are not enough to cover the operation that Neema needs, as well as the cost of rent and expenses related to their other children.
$1,200 will ensure that Neema receives the treatment she needs, which will keep her from developing hydrocephalus - a more serious brain condition - in the future. “I pray that my baby will get well and grow up like her siblings,” said Neema’s mother.