Six year old John is active and jovial. His father passed away two years ago, and now John lives with his mother in an urban area in Kenya.
When John entered first grade, his teacher noticed that he had difficulty hearing him in class. He contacted John’s mother, and advised her to take John in for an evaluation. However, John’s mother struggles to support herself and her son with her work washing clothes, so she was not able to take John to the doctor. A benefactor offered to pay for John to be evaluated, but when it was determined that he would benefit from having hearing aids, the benefactor could not afford to pay for John to have them.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $1,171 to cover the costs of John’s hearing aids and care, which he will receive from AIC Kijabe Hospital. With your help, John will be able to participate fully in school, and in the life around him.
John’s mother says: “All I want is for my son (John) to be able to hear well. I have struggled with hearing loss since birth too, and I know how it feels.”