Dalton is a seven-month-old boy who lives with his mother, a green grocer, and father, a fisherman, in Kenya.
Dalton was born a healthy baby. But at five months old, he became irritable and began to have trouble digesting food. Worryingly, his head circumference increased suddenly. His mother took him to the hospital and Dalton was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess fluid accumulates in the skull, swelling the head and putting pressure on the brain.
Dalton’s doctor recommended the surgical implantation of a shunt to drain the excess fluid and relieve the pressure. Dalton is scheduled for the operation on August 28. If Dalton does not receive the surgery, he will be at risk of delayed development, brain damage, and death.
Watsi is asking for $685 to help Dalton’s parents pay for the operation. Your donation will help cover the cost of the operation, surgical supplies, anesthesia, laboratory tests, medication and five nights of hospital stay.