Blessing is a two-month-old baby from Kenya. She is the the youngest in a family of three children. Her parents are farmers.
Blessing has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Blessing has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Blessing will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Blessing that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 26 and will drain the excess fluid from Blessing’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Blessing will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.
Blessing’s mother says, “I feel bad that I cannot raise any amount to help my daughter. I hope the people who helped us can stand with us once again.”