Gilbert is the third-born in a family of five children. The family hails from the Rift Valley of Kenya. Gilbert’s mother is a stay-at-home mother, while his father is a subsistence farmer and casual laborer on neighboring farms.
In January, Gilbert injured his left elbow while playing with friends at school. Due to lack of money, he was not taken to the hospital. His hand has worsened since the accident. He cannot fold his hand up or lift anything, and thus he needs to undergo surgery.
He will receive treatment on August 14. Now, his family needs help raising $1,165 for surgery.
“I am appealing to people of good will to help me for I cannot afford to pay the bill,” says Gilbert’s mother. “My son has been living in pain since he fell in January and I am troubled by his condition as he grows. I kindly appeal for your help.”