Robert's Medical Fund #HydroWarrior

Robert is a four-year-old boy who especially enjoys his car footie pajamas, bananas, his night-light, and playing with water. He is an energetic, avid learner! At birth, Robert was born with a condition called Hydrocephalus – excess fluid on the brain. This is typically treated immediately to drain the fluid away from the brain, but the circumstances of his early life prevented the urgent completion of this surgery. Robert was born in Liberia, West Africa where the resources and education for medical care are extremely limited. Unfortunately, he was also born into a family and culture who stigmatize children with disabilities, so he not only lacked medical attention but also basic care and love. After finding him abandoned and investigating his past, I discovered that a hospital did eventually attempt a shunt surgery, but, due to a lack of specialized surgeons, post-op. care, and equipment, the surgery failed. The excess fluid has thus accumulated in Robert’s skull, causing his head to grow abnormally large. This has affected his ability to pick up his head, sit, or walk.
My main focus currently is providing love and a home to this sweet boy, but it is also evident that he needs urgent medical attention outside of the country of Liberia. My hope, prayer, and dream are to fundraise the entirety of his medical care so he can have the opportunity to receive treatment before his condition worsens, thus causing blindness or brain damage. As a missionary who fundraisers all of Robert’s and my living expenses, I know that I cannot alone provide the financial support Robert’s condition requires. Any amount you can provide is extremely appreciated, and all amounts will be directly used to pay for his medical treatment. Thank you!

In Joy,

Stevie & Robert


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Organizer and beneficiary

Andrew Mabini 
Alpharetta, GA
Stephanie Gleason 
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