Kayleh is a child from Kenya. Her parents are subsistence farmers without an external source of income.
Kayleh has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Kayleh has been experiencing a drastically increasing head circumference and irritability. Without treatment, Kayleh will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Kayleh that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 11 and will drain the excess fluid from Kayleh’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Kayleh will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.
“I am glad there is hope for my daughter’s treatment. I hope all goes well,” shares Kayleh’s mother.