Prince is a young boy from Kenya. He’s jovial and out playing with the new friends he’s has made during this hospital visit. Prince is excited to join school next year. Prince is the only child to his mother a single mother. His father abandoned them way before Prince was born but occasionally checks on them. His mother on the other hand is employed casually as a waitress in local hotel close to where they live. The family resides in Githurai 45 a suburb in Nairobi.
Early this year, Prince has had a hernia. This hernia causes him pain and if not treated, it may result in intestinal tissue damage and death. Fortunately, on November 28th, he will undergo repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $423 to fund Prince’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.
“I have been so worried about the swelling and to know it is something that exists and can be treated is a relief,” says Prince’s mother.