Meet James, a playful and talkative five-year-old boy. He lives with his family near Nairobi, Kenya. James’s mother works at a hair salon, and his father is a carpenter.
When James was two years old, his mother noticed swelling in a sensitive area, which caused James considerable pain. He was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a medical condition where the testes remain undescended, and an inguinal hernia. As James was too young to have surgery, he was prescribed pain medication to alleviate his symptoms. Without surgical intervention, James is at risk of developing infertility and testicular cancer.
Now that he is of age, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, has scheduled James for corrective surgery on April 27.
We can help James’s family by raising $535 in donations.