Meet Samuel, a 35-year-old father of four who lives with his wife, mother, and children in Kenya. In 2014, Samuel began experiencing migraines, blurred vision, and loss of balance. After visiting our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), Samuel was diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumor.
“If not treated,” AMHF reports, “Samuel may continue experiencing the painful head migraines and risk having complete blindness. There is also a chance of the tumor increasing and causing further complications on Samuel’s health.”
The recommended treatment for this condition is an interhemispheric parietal craniotomy, where the tumor will be removed after the parietal lobe is exposed. AMHF is confident that this procedure will improve Samuel’s life and shares, “Samuel’s vision shall be restored and the painful migraines will end. Chances of further tumor complications will be reduced.”
As a result of his condition, Samuel is no longer able to attend his work as a cart operator. And, although his wife washes clothes to help support the family, her income is not enough to cover Samuel’s operation. However, with a donation of $1,205, we can help Samuel get back on his feet.
Samuel tells us, “I want to get well and be able to provide for my family and support my mother.”