Age: 13 months
Patient’s Background Story:
This family has been looking for help since Aisha’s birth. They have spent so much money going back and forth to Kenya where they approached several people and none could help. Because she is from Somalia many countries are not interested in helping her and won’t give her visas etc. With her severe facial cleft, it is extremely difficult for Aisha to feed leaving her at high risk for malnutrition. She is very underweight and undersize for her age. We believe Aisha’s only chance is with us as locally there are neither surgeons nor facilities to deal with the complex procedure and follow up care. She’ll need top notch ICU care post operatively. Aisha presents a desperate situation; life expectancy without surgery for these cases is not high.