Dennis is a baby from Kenya. He is the only child to his mother, who tends a small farm in order to support herself and her son.
Dennis was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Dennis is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,097 to cover the cost of Dennis’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 12. This procedure will hopefully spare Dennis from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory.
“When I got Dennis, I was grateful to God because we have people who wish they had even disable children and they cannot. I will give the best I can for him and shame the devil,” shares Dennis’s mother.