Prince is a two-year-old boy from Kenya. He is an only child and lives with his parents. As he does not yet attend school, he spends most of his time at home with his mother. His favorite food is mandazi, a Swahili pastry best described as a coconut doughnut.
In December, Prince was playing near a pot of boiling water. The water spilled and covered much of his skin, resulting in large and painful burns. He spent all of January in the hospital, where he received a skin graft. The burns on his hand, however, did not heal. Surgeons recommended further surgery, but Prince’s family could not afford the operation.
“We want our son to be well and able to utilize his hand with ease like a normal child,” says Prince’s father.
Prince and his family were referred to our medical partner’s care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital. Prince is scheduled to undergo surgery on April 10. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,129 to cover the cost of the skin graft.