Nimrod is an active four-month-old baby boy from Kenya. He has two older siblings who stay at home with their mother during the day while their father works.
Six weeks after Nimrod was born, his mother noticed that her son’s head was growing faster than the rest of his body. His parents took him to a local hospital where Nimrod was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess fluid builds up in the brain resulting in increased intracranial pressure, delayed brain development, and permanent brain damage.
On July 6, Nimrod will undergo brain surgery to drain the excess fluid from his head. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is asking for $685 to cover the cost of his surgery and care.
“God chose me to be Nimrod’s mother as He knew I would best take care of him. The only limiting factor is finances but I am glad Watsi can help,” says Nimrod’s Mother.