Samuel is a ten-year-old boy from Kenya. When he was seven months old, he developed an inguinal hernia that was eventually repaired. All seemed well until earlier this year, when Samuel began to experience painful symptoms and disrupted urinary function.
Samuel’s parents sought medical advice from a local clinic. They were advised to visit our medical partner’s hospital, BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital, to see a specialist.
On October 21, 2016, Samuel underwent corrective surgery. This treatment should reduce his painful symptoms.
Samuel’s parents are unemployed, and they provide for the family by taking jobs in farming, construction, or laundry. They are unable to raise the $535 required for their son’s surgical care.
“It is the joy of every parent to have a healthy baby,” says Samuel’s mother. “It is devastating to watch my son suffer, and there is nothing much I can do about it. Please help fund his treatment.”