Caleb is a baby from Kenya. He lives with his parents in a one-room house in the coastal region of Kenya. His mother is a stay-at-home mom, while his father sells khat.
Caleb has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Caleb has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Caleb will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Caleb that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 23 and will drain the excess fluid from Caleb’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Caleb will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
“I hope this can be resolved of course with help from Watsi,” shares Caleb’s mother.