Baraka is a two-year-old boy from Kenya. He is cheerful baby and an only child to his single mother. Baraka lives with his mother and grandmother. His mother sells clothes in their neighborhood.
Baraka was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Baraka has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future.
Baraka will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on February 12. AMHF is requesting $459 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.
His mother says, “I have gone round many hospitals but have been unable to raise money for the surgery. I pray for help because I was told if he grows up like that he may not father children. I hope my boy can be helped to grow up like other boys.”