Kibet is a baby from Kenya. His parents are farmers, relying on seasonal rains for their maize plantation.
Kibet has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Kibet has been experiencing a rapid increase in head circumference. Without treatment, Kibet will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Kibet that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 9 and will drain the excess fluid from Kibet’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Kibet will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
Kibet’s mother says, “My hope is to have my son treated. He is my only child and would wish to see him lead a normal life.”