Sheila is a baby from Kenya. She lives with her mother, sibling, and great grandmother in Siaya, a region of Western Kenya.
Sheila has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Sheila has been experiencing an increasing head circumference and difficulty supporting her head. Without treatment, Sheila will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Sheila that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 6 and will drain the excess fluid from Sheila's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Sheila will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.
“I really look forward to see my daughter get healthy just like her brother,” says Sheila’s mother.