Purity is a newborn baby from Kenya. When she was born, she was diagnosed with spina bifida, a condition in which the spine develops improperly and is exposed.
Purity was referred to our medical partner’s care center, Bethany Kids Kijabe Hospital. Without treatment, she risked infection, spinal deformities, and paralysis of her lower limbs. Fortunately, on December 14, she underwent a spina bifida closure procedure.
Purity is the youngest in a family of three children. Her family lives in a two-room house in central Kenya. Her parents are subsistence farmers. They cannot afford this treatment, so our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,097 in funding.
“We are hoping to get help towards Purity’s surgical care,” says her mother.