John is a 17-year-old boy from Kenya with a cystic tumor on his lower back. As a result of the tumor, John suffers from loss of sensation in his lower limbs, difficulty walking, and chronic wounds on his feet. Although John should be winding up his years in high school, he has only attended his first year due to his condition. Without treatment, John will probably lose the ability to walk altogether, making it nearly impossible for him to finish school and live a normal life.
Fortunately, African Mission Healthcare Foundation can make sure John gets the medical care he needs. By removing the tumor, there’s a good chance they can restore sensation to John’s lower body.
John comes from a small village in Samburu, a semi-arid area in Northern Kenya. He is the last born in a family of 6 children and currently lives with his parents. John’s family is nomadic and makes its living from pastoral farming, but they do not make nearly enough money to cover the cost of John’s medical care. John loves to make wooden sculptures and paint, and hopes to be an artist when he finishes school. Let’s help John get rid of this tumor so he can finish school and realize his dream of becoming an artist.