Jackson is 17 years old and is sponsored by Chalice through our Asembo Site in Kenya.

Chalice Critical Needs - Medical expenses for sponsored child Jackson in KenyaHe is HIV positive - a condition that he was born with, and a condition that took the lives of both of his parents a few months after his birth.

Jackson's health began to deteriorate in March of 2018 and since that time, he has been in and out of hospital several times. His immune system is very weak and he has been contracting various diseases and has not been able to return to school where he was in form three and just one class away from sitting for his final high school examinations. He is currently in Lwak Mission Hospital being treated for malaria and severe pneumonia. He is also suffering from malnutrition, which further complicates the medical issues that he is dealing with.

Jackson currently lives under the care of his grandmother, who is the sole breadwinner for a household of eight. His grandmother has her own ailments, and is currently recovering from a fractured leg. Our sponsor site has been helping the family out as best it can, but the financial situation of the family is now desperate, and they cannot provide the immediate needs to bring Jackson back to good health. He is in immediate need of further medical consultations, drugs, and a nutritious diet in order to gain back his strength. The toal cost of the medical care, medications, and food for a nutritioius diet, has been estimated at $1,290.

The family cannot afford these costs and our sponsor site director has come to Chalice requesting that we assist with payment of the costs to help Jackson regain his health and return to school. Our sponsor site nutritionist will work with Jackson's grandmother to ensure that he has a nutritious diet.

Funding Request: $1290.00
Critical Need: KAO0119

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Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.

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