Nylah is a newborn from Kenya who was born with a condition known as spina bifida. Spina bifida results from an incomplete formation of the spinal cord, and the condition has caused Nylah to experience weakness in her lower limbs, develop an irritable nature, and lack the ability to feed properly.
Because of her condition, Nylah is at risk of developing a tethered spinal cord, a hunched back, lower limb paralysis, and infections of the exposed nerves and tissues. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,097 to fund spinal surgery for Nylah. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 23 and, once the gap in Nylah’s spinal cord is closed, will hopefully allow Nylah to proceed along a healthy developmental trajectory.
Nylah’s mother says, “We are certain that Nylah will get well and whatever treatment that she receives will be of help to her well-being.”