Samuel is a baby from Kenya. He lives with his single mother, who washes people’s clothes and farms to earn a living.
Samuel has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Without treatment, Samuel will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Samuel that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 7 and will drain the excess fluid from Samuel’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Samuel will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
Samuel’s mother tearfully says, “My prayer is to see my child recuperate, be able to breath, and lead a normal life.”