Elijah is a baby from Kenya. He is a twin. Elijah has four other older siblings. His parents are farmers.
Elijah 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, Elijah has been experiencing an increasing head circumference and iritability. Without treatment, Elijah will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Elijah that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 13 and will drain the excess fluid from Elijah’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Elijah will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.