Brightking is a four year old schoolboy, who lives with his grandmother. His mother, who is a single parent, works as a housekeeper, while his grandmother sells sweaters.
For the past two years, Brightking has been having recurrent swelling of his tonsils and adenoids. As a result, he has difficulty eating and sleeping, and has had to miss school quite often, due to frequent high fevers. The family has sought treatment from different health facilities, but the problems keep returning. His mother is employed by a visiting pediatrician, who also tried to treat Brightking, without much success.
Now Brightking’s family has turned to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. It has been determined that Brightking needs to have his tonsils and his adenoids surgically removed. On July 28th, he will undergo a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy at Nazareth Hospital, and the family needs your help to fund this $565 procedure. Brightking’s condition may worsen if he isn’t treated, with complications like chronic ear infections, sinusitis, peritonsillar abscess or Rheumatic fever.
“I have moved up and down to different hospitals with our child; I just wish he could get help and be treated. I can only imagine him having a completely quiet and restful sleep. Kindly support us so that he can return to his normal life,” said Brightking’s grandmother.