“I want to be a teacher,” eight-year-old Felista said, “but the headaches make it hard for me to concentrate in school.” The headaches Felista is experiencing are caused by a tumor in her skull that is putting pressure on her brain. Felista’s family, who live in Kenya, are unable to pay for the necessary surgery that will remove the brain tumor.
Felista’s mother is a farm worker and her father is unemployed, and despite their best efforts, they cannot afford the surgery on their own. For $1,500, we can fund Felista’s craniotomy, and she will likely no longer experience the headaches she has now. Felista dreams of a day when she will no longer experience these headaches and can begin working towards becoming a teacher. Let’s get Felista the funding she and her family needs!