Meet Brian, a playful boy from Kenya. At four years old, he is his parents’ only child.
When he was two years old, Brian was playing at home and badly burned his left hand in hot water. Although he was admitted to the hospital for two weeks, his hand did not heal properly. The wound site now bears contractures, or shortened, rigid muscles and skin. As a result, Brian is not able to fully extend or use his left hand.
Without further treatment, Brian will likely live the rest of his life with an impaired hand. The wound could even get worse once he begins playing more with other children, as his risk of re-injuring the vulnerable tissue will be increased.
Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Brian is scheduled to undergo surgery on his hand to increase mobility on July 3. Although his family is able to contribute $208 towards his medical bills, Brian is still in need of $1,176 to cover the rest of his expenses.
“I want my son to have a fully functional hand,” shares Brian’s father. “I will thank God when this happens.”