Samuel is a smart two-year-old from Kenya with a good-natured, goofy laugh. At birth, Samuel was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which the testes have not descended into the scrotum. His mother has been monitoring his condition for a long time, however improvement has not been noted. Without treatment, Samuel is left at risk of developing an inguinal hernia or testicular cancer.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $542 to fund a double orchidopexy for Samuel, a surgical procedure that will move his undescended testes into the scrotum. Samuel’s mother, a single mother who does laundry in the neighborhood to provide for her son, will subsidize $42 of the treatment with the money that she has raised.
Samuel’s surgery is scheduled to take place on June 22 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Samuel to live free from the medical complications that he is currently at risk of developing.
“Kindly help my son get treated,” says Samuel’s mother.