Dennis is a young boy from central Kenya. Dennis is somewhat shy and remains silent while we talk with his mother. Dennis and his three siblings live with their mother and, due to family wrangles, his mother separated with his father. His family moved back to Dennis’ maternal grandparent’s home. Dennis’s mother relies on manual labor jobs in people’s farms to make ends meet.
Since 2018, Dennis has had an umbilical hernia. This hernia causes him abdominal pain and discomfort and if not treated, he may suffer intestinal tissue blockage and death. Fortunately, on May 18th, he will undergo repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $423 to fund Dennis’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.
Dennis’ mother says, “My hope is to see Dennis leading a healthy life without constant pain.”