This is Sinet, the last-born in a family with three children. Sinet’s mother is a housewife while her father is a pastoralist. The family lives in a traditional hut in the North Eastern region of Kenya.
Sinet was born with a swell on her abdomen and as she grew, so did the swelling. In normal circumstances, the swell disappears as the baby grows older. However, Sinet’s did not disappear. Sinet’s parents tried to treat her with traditional herbs, but that did not reduce the swell and instead, it got bigger.
Sinet and her family came to Bethany Kids Kijabe Hospital for specialized treatment, and they were told Sinet’s umbilical hernia would need surgery. However, the umbilical hernia repair comes at a cost that Sinet’s parents cannot afford. If it remains untreated, Sinet may suffer intestinal incarceration, obstruction, and/or strangulation.
With $430, Sinet will receive the medical attention she needs and hospital respite to recover smoothly.
Sinet’s mother shares with us, “I have never known life to be easy and to acquire anything we have has been a real struggle. I knew this too wouldn’t be easy after trying traditional treatment with no results. I am hoping I will get help in this hospital and perhaps educate my fellow villagers about the importance of modern medicine compared to the traditional way.” Our support will help Sinet develop into a healthy, young girl.