Samson is a four-month-old boy from Kenya. He is the youngest of five children. His father works as a waiter and his mother is a stay-at-home mom.
Samson was born at home, a healthy and happy baby. When he was one month old, however, his head began to increase in size, he became quite irritable, and he suffered from seizures regularly. His parents took him to a local hospital, where the doctors prescribed medication, but the treatment was not successful. A member of the family’s church advised Samson’s parents to take him to our medical partner’s care center to receive care. Doctors there diagnosed him with hydrocephalus, which is a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the cranium that puts pressure on the brain. Surgery has been recommended.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to fund Samson’s treatment. He is scheduled for surgery on August 23 at our medical partner’s care center, BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital. After his operation, Samson will be able to grow up healthy and happy.
“We had given up all hope until we met with a friend and well-wisher,” Samson’s mother says. “We are more than happy to know that there is hope for Samson’s treatment.”