Peace is almost three-years-old and looks up to her two older siblings. Although Peace is young, she is beginning to notice that she is different from her siblings because of the colostomy she received a few months ago. Peace was born with an anorectal malformation, which means she cannot pass stool properly. The colostomy procedure she underwent in a local Kenyan hospital is a temporary solution, but if Peace does not receive surgery soon she could develop a severe infection.
Peace’s parents were barely able to save enough money for her first procedure, but Peace’s father passed away the same month she received her colostomy. Her father was the sole breadwinner in the family and now Peace’s mother is struggling to provide for her three children’s basic needs, let alone the cost of Peace’s surgery and special diet.
For $1,050, Peace will receive an anorectoplasty to correct her intestinal malformation and allow her to pass stool normally. This surgery will let Peace lead a normal life and grow up to be like her older siblings whom she admires so much.