Monday, March 5, 2012
When we say that someone has a big head, we usually mean that their ego has ballooned out of control. Not the case in Nigeria. At the Faith Alive Hospital in Jos, we have some children with heads swollen from water on the brain—a condition known as hydrocephalus. Their prognosis without surgery is dire.
Dr. Chris Isichei, founder and coordinator of Faith Alive, says that God has blessed us with a neurosurgeon willing to help. However, we need some donated shunts, even if they are past their expiration. This is the best chance for these children to grow into healthy adults. If you know of anyone in neurosurgery who has access to shunts, will you please let me know a.s.a.p.? It’s a rewarding experience to know that you made a lifelong difference in a child’s life.
(I took the top photo two years ago at Faith Alive. The bottom photo is taken from the website: http://trialx.com/curebyte/2011/06/01/hydrocephalus-photos/.)