Little Christopher is just six days old, but he is already facing a tough challenge. Christopher was born with encephalocele, a mass at the back of his head that his doctors say puts him at risk for serious infection from a pressure sore. He is also likely to develop hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid in the skill which can lead to cranial swelling, brain damage, and even death.
Christopher is the youngest of six children who live on a small piece of land in Kenya. His mother does small scale farming and his father works as a casual laborer, but their modest income is not enough to cover the cost of the surgery to treat Christopher’s condition.
For $1,375, we can make sure that Christopher receives the surgery he needs to treat his encephalocele and prevent any life-threatening side effects.
“I look forward to the day that I can take my baby home with a clean bill of health” said Christopher’s mother. Let’s help Christopher go home to his family as a happy and healthy baby!