Samuel successfully received corrective surgery.
Samuel’s treatment was a success! He’s currently at home resting now with his family and already feeling much better. It will take some time for him to heal, but he’s on track for a full recovery. His surgery has minimized the risk of infertility and lessened the chances of testicular cancer and development of an inguinal hernia.
“There are no words to say thank you for your wonderful gift of independence given to my son through his treatment,” shares Samuel’s mother. “You and [Watsi] are inspirational to all of us who live this challenging life.”
Samuel adds, “I hope to be a surgeon in future and help people like I have gotten help.”
Samuel’s treatment was a success! He's currently at home resting now with his family and already feeling much better. It will take some time...
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.”
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 see...