Bosco is a two-year-old boy from Tanzania. At six months of age, his mother noticed his head increasing in size. He became irritable, vomited regularly, and had difficulty sleeping at night. Medication provided by local hospitals did nothing to alleviate Bosco’s symptoms. Finally, his mother traveled for two days to visit our medical partner’s hospital, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre.
Bosco was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain. On November 7, doctors performed a shunt insertion to drain the fluid and reduce the pressure on his brain.
Bosco’s mother, a single mother, farms to make a living. She works hard to feed and clothe her children and to send them to school, but she is unable to cover the cost of healthcare. She needs help to fund this $775 procedure.
“God will bless you for helping my child get treatment,” she says.