Lewis is a shy and quiet two-year-old boy, living with his mother and three siblings in Kiambu County, Kenya. Lewis’ mother, who is separated from her husband, is currently unemployed but is sometimes able to sell fruit to earn money and support her family.
When Lewis was born, the doctors determined that because of a birth defect, Lewis is unable to pass urine normally. While the doctors recommended surgery to correct the deformity, and all of the appropriate documents were completed and submitted, the request for surgery has been denied twice. If Lewis does not have the surgery, he could grow up socially isolated, be prone to infections, and he may suffer from infertility and the risk of cancer.
Fortunately, Lewis is now scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on May 16th at Nazareth Hospital. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $710 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care.
“I have been worried wondering what more I need to do to finally get the money required for Lewis’s surgery, but I am glad that God has heard my prayers,” Lewis’s mother remarked.