Ann is a 2-year-old girl from Kenya. Ann’s mother is a single parent of two children, and Ann’s younger sibling is five months old. Her mother works as a casual laborer finding work to support their family.
In October 2020, Ann sustained severe burns. She had been visiting her aunt in a different town to spend the holiday with her cousins. While playing in the kitchen, one of the kids accidentally pushed her, and she tripped into a cooking pot with boiling water, causing serious burns. Currently, Ann has an infection that is causing her pain and a fever. She is also not able to move her left elbow, left shoulder, and neck. Ann’s family does not have medical coverage, and has been depending on aid from well-wishers to pay for Ann’s hospital bills.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Ann receive treatment. On March 4th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to help treat the infection and prevent sepsis. Now, Ann’s family needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure.
Ann’s mother shared: “I am sorry the wound is getting worse. I haven’t been able to go to the hospital due to a lack of funds. I am here and Ann is at your mercy.”