Alex is a young student from Kenya. Alex’s mother sells groceries to support her family.
Alex has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying membranes protrude through openings in the skull. Encephalocoele usually results from a failure of the neural tube to completely close during fetal development. Without treatment, Alex is at risk of developmental delays, brain damage, or premature death.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $929 to fund encephalocoele repair surgery for Alex. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 11. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Alex to grow up healthy.
“The swell was really worrying us but we are happy to know so many people have had the same issue and got treated,” says Alex’s mother.