Edwin is a 17-month-old baby boy and the last-born in a family of two children. The family lives in a one room rental house in Kenya. Edwin’s father is a security guard in an estate near their home while his mother was a cleaner before she quit to care for Edwin.
Edwin was born with a leaking mass swelling on his lower back that has been growing in size. To prevent infections from the leaking, Edwin has required dressing changes for the swelling. His parents were advised to seek for specialized treatment and went to a government hospital, but the wait became unbearable as their case kept getting postponed. Finally, a friend advised them to visit African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).
A surgery to correct the open spina bifida is required to avoid the risks of infection or the development of a tethered cord. These complications can lead to either scolisis or kyphosis, and loss of muscle function of the lower limbs. Edwin’s parents have contributed $73 towards their son’s treatment, but are not able to raise all the money needed for their son’s treatment. To cover the cost of treatment, they need $805.
“Please help my son get treated,” Edwin’s father shares.