Precious Wendo is the niece of our dear friend Fredrick. She is a funny, curious and smart three-year old girl.
Precious presented at the Audiologist at the age of three with a history of delayed speech and language. An Auditory brain stem response test revealed that she has a profound hearing loss in both ears. Subsequently, she was fitted with hearing aids but did not benefit from them.
Cochlear implants (CIs) are devices that are implanted to replace the inner ear's functionality. They are used for deaf people who do not benefit from hearing aids. CIs are what Precious needs to hear the world around her and be able to develop speech. The sooner the CIS will be implanted, the better are Precious' chances of developing speech and language skills that will last a lifetime.
The surgery is planned for the 3rd March, in a hospital here in Nairobi, and Precious' family will have to get into dept if they are not helped by the community.
The total fundraising amount of 20.000€ covers the whole 'package' including surgery of two state-of-the-art CIs, hospitalisation, medical investigations and one year rehabilitation.
+++ Every little amount helps ! +++
...So instead of having your third Caramel Latte Macchiato in a day, give those 3€ away for a good cause.
Asante sana = Thank you very much.