Emmanuel is a six and half years old child from Ruaka in Kiambu County, Kenya. He is in the 1st grade and his mother says he loves going to school and playing with friends. He is the first born in a family of two children being raised by their single mother, who is separated from her husband.
For the last two years, Emmanuel has been suffering from recurrent tonsillitis, difficult in swallowing, sleeping snoring and even has difficulty hearing. He has been taken to different hospitals but the tonsils reoccur. The mother brought him to Nazareth and after failed treatment the ENT Surgeon advised Adenotonsillectomy.
If not treated, complications may occur like otitis media (middle ear infection), abscess and even rheumatic fever (heart complications). Emmanuel’s family needs $565 to pay for the surgery.
“I have not had peace for the last two years; visiting many hospitals but my child continues to suffer. I am requesting for help so that he and I can be back to our normal lives,” said Emmanuel’s mother.