Jack is eight years old and lives in Kenya with his family. Jack is the youngest in a family of six children. His mother is a housewife, while his father is a farmer.
Jack is a quadriplegic cerebral palsy patient. He cannot walk, stand, or even feed himself. Unfortunately, he recently injured his hip.
“Jack started to complain of hip pain two months ago,” says his mother. “We thought it wasn’t that serious until he started crying and we ended up spending many sleepless nights as a result of his hip.”
Jack and his family visited our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, where an x-ray was conducted. The x-ray indicated that Jack has a hip dislocation.
If not treated, the hip will swell and the muscle will weaken. He is at risk of a nerve injury or a permanent shortening of the muscle. He may also continue experiencing pain. Thankfully, his corrective surgery is scheduled for December 7. Now, his family needs help raising $1,231.
“We are pleading for financial help because currently we have nothing, the rest of the children are in school and much is needed from us. We will appreciate your help,” say his parents.