Alvin is a 14-year-old boy from Kenya. “I would like to be a civil engineer when I grow up,” he says. Alvin lives with his sibling and grandmother in central Kenya.
Three weeks ago, Alvin began complaining of pain in his groin. At points, it was so intense that he could not walk. His uncle rushed him to the nearest pharmacy and purchased pain relievers. This, however, did not calm the situation. With time, the pain got worse, and a swelling developed.
Visiting a nearby hospital, Alvin was diagnosed an abnormal condition in a sensitive area. Surgery was recommended, but Alvin and his family were unable to meet the cost. A family friend advised them to visit our medical partner’s care center, BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital, to see if they might receive help.
Now, Alvin is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on March 9. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $542 to cover the cost of the operation.