Collines is a young boy from Kenya. He is the first born in his family and has a younger brother. The family hails from central Kenya, where he lives with his mother, brother, and great-grandfather.
Collines has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Collines has been experiencing vomiting and persistent headache. Without treatment, Collines will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Collines that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 17 and will drain the excess fluid from Collines’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Collines will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.