Lazaro is a baby boy from Kenya. To make ends meet, Lazaro’s parents alternate between farming and casual daily laboring, which they shared is very hard to find. Lazaro’s mother told us: “Sometimes it’s hard for me to go looking for work far from home with Lazaro on my back due to his condition.” Being their only son, Lazaro’s parents are eager to see his condition healed. Lazaro’s mother is appealing for financial help for her son’s treatment
Lazaro underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In Lazaro’s case, his colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $619 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Lazaro. The surgery is scheduled to take place on June 25th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Lazaro’s mother says, “I would do anything to see my child get better.”