Joel is a baby from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of three children.
Joel has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Joel has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Joel will experience severe physical and developmental delays.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Joel that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 19 and will drain the excess fluid from Joel’s brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Joel will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy.
Joel’s mother says, “I’d like to see my son treated and grow as a normal child.”