Wesley is a two-month-old boy from Kenya. He was growing up healthy and happy for the first month of his life. Then, Wesley’s disposition suddenly changed. He become irritable and only slept a few hours each night. Further, his head size was increasing at a much faster rate than his body. His parents knew something was not right, so they sought help from the nearest clinic.
Wesley was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain. This condition puts a dangerous amount of pressure on the developing brain. Fortunately, on December 9, Wesley underwent a shunt insertion procedure, during which doctors inserted a device to drain the fluid from his brain.
Wesley’s father works on construction sites, but his income is not reliable. His family cannot afford healthcare. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to fund this procedure
“I am happy to have landed where he can get treatment,” says Wesley’s father.