Meet Gideon, a two-week old baby boy from Kenya.
Gideon has been diagnosed with spina bifida, a medical condition where there is an incomplete formation of the spine, leaving the spinal cord exposed. Left untreated, Gideon is at risk of developing an infection or tethered spinal cord syndrome.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, has scheduled Gideon for spina bifida closure surgery on September 13. The total cost of Gideon’s medical bill is $1,097.
Gideon’s mother says, “I want to see my child grow up healthy and without any health-related problems.”