Edwin is a baby from Kenya. Edwin is one year old boy and the last born child in a family of three children. His parents are small scale farmers of maize and sorghums and depending on this for their living.
Edwin has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Edwin has been experiencing fevers, vomiting a lot and an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Edwin will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $728 to cover the cost of surgery for Edwin that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 2nd and will drain the excess fluid from Edwin’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Edwin will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
Edwin’s mother says, “Please help my son; we are unable to raise the money needed. I would love to see my son in good health like other children and save him from the suffering.”