I was in the Segera area last Thursday with a small team of US executives on a vision trip. During our time in Endana and Ereri, we visited a couple of homes to check on two children that had been previously identified with medical conditions that were successfully addressed. Both children are healthy and well.
As we were leaving the second home, we were presented with a letter from a doctor and a letter from the community requesting immediate assistance for Baby Ifran Leshan Santamu. He is six months old and has a hole in his heart that cannot be repaired in Kenya. Ifran needs to be transported to India with his mother where the procedure will be performed.
Ifran’s condition is called COMPLEX CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE (A-V CANAL DEFECT). We confirmed from the doctor that his condition is grave and the prognosis is not good without the procedure. Normally this type of condition should be addressed within the first three months. Ifran is six months old.
The total cost for the operation and travel expenses is estimated to be $15,000.
The community is raising funds from friends, family, and the ranches in the local area to help cover the costs.
We also have the commitment from two of the US Executives to match funds if required.
We’d appreciate your prayers for Ifran and his family. We’d also appreciate any financial support that you feel you can provide.