Christopher is a young boy from Kenya. Christopher breathes with difficulties, especially at night. He experiences constant colds and throat infections since he was 18 months old. At four years old, he was diagnosed with adenoids and tonsils and surgery was recommended but his family was unable to afford it.
Christopher’s family was recently referred to Kijabe where an adenotonsillectomy surgery was advised. If not treated, he will continue struggling with his breathing. Christopher’s mother sells vegetables in their neighborhood while his father is a casual employee at a construction site. His work is irregular and so is the pay. From their little savings, Christopher’s parents can raise 10,000 Kenyan Shillings which is not enough to cover the cost of surgery.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $779 to fund an adenotonsillectomy for Christopher, which is scheduled to take place on November 7th. Surgeons will remove his tonsils and adenoids, hopefully relieving Christopher of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.
“I want to be a driver when I grow up,” says Christopher.