Ephrem is a five-year-old boy who lives with his parents and five siblings in Kenya.
Ephrem was born with hypospadias, a condition in which the urethra opening is not on the tip of the penis. As a result of his condition, Ephrem cannot pee standing up and may face other complications in the future.
Seeking treatment, Ephrem was brought to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), where doctors recommended that he receive surgery.
Ephrem is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on June 20, and AMHF is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.
Ephrem’s father said, “I can’t afford my child’s medical bill. The days that I don’t earn any income within the month are greater than the days I earn some. My wife has a small business and by what we get together we try to support our family.”