Lovepatience is only a few weeks old, and is the first born child to her young parents who live in Kenya. Lovepatience was born with spina bifida, and has a leaking mass on her lower back. If untreated, her condition could lead to severe infection or other conditions that would compromise the muscle function and mobility of her lower limbs.
Lovepatience’ father tells our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), “we have come from far with the hope that Lovepatience will be treated.” This young girl’s father works as a night guard at a construction site and his wages are not enough to cover the costs of her care.
For $805, Lovepatience will undergo surgery to remove and close the leaking mass at the base of her spine. This urgent operation will eliminate her risk of infection and restore her blood supply to her spinal nerves. This treatment will also greatly reduce her risk of developing a curved spine or other conditions that would hinder her mobility.