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Dr. Wilhelm von Trott zu SolzOur presence in Kenya is a living expression of the good diplomatic relations that exist between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Kenya. The Order of Malta is engaged in constantly improving the livelihood of men, women and children. Our activities in all countries throughout the world are especially centred on the needs of the poor and handicapped people, regardless of race, religion or gender.

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Jul 13, 2011

In early June 2011 we were alerted to the plight of a baby boy with a complicated heart condition. He had recently been examined by a team of British doctors who were in Kenya carrying out heart operations on children. The doctors had declared that Baby Trevor was too small (weighs just 4kg at 4 months old) and his condition too serious for the operation to be carried out in Kenya.

Their recommendation was that he should be operated on abroad at the earliest opportunity. Baby Trevor lives in a town called Nanyuki, very close to Mount  Kenya. Each time he came to Nairobi for a medical appointment he would travel on a matatu (minibus used as public transport in Kenya) and each time he did this he caught an infection, which resulted in pneumonia and weakened his heart and lungs further. On top of this Baby Trevor has been diagnosed as having Down’s syndrome. For an average Kenyan family like Baby Trevor’s the outcome was fairly bleak.

We realised that to assist Baby Trevor we had to act quickly as time was not on our side. We contacted the Order’s Embassy in Monaco and with their help and the very generous support of the Monaco Association of the Order of Malta Baby Trevor will be operated on in Monaco at the end of August by one of the worlds top paediatric cardiologists. He will travel with his mother. We hope and pray that the next edition of Drumbeat will give news of a happy outcome for Baby Trevor and his family.