Amos is a confident, 28 year old man, who lives with his family in Uganda. Just as Amos was beginning his university studies some years back, his father passed away, leaving Amos without the means to fund his education. He left school, and took on the care of his two siblings, who subsequently also passed away. Currently, Amos depends upon the cultivation of maize, beans, groundnuts and potatoes to provide for his wife and two children. His wife contributes to the family income by working as a casual laborer. In addition to his farming, Amos has taken on the role of chairperson in local groups within his village.
Amos first sought medical attention due to persistent abdominal pain, a constant feeling of fullness, episodes of constipation, and occasional shortness of breath. These symptoms have persisted for the past nine months. Initially, he visited a clinic, where he was misdiagnosed with a thyroid issue, for which he received treatment which did nothing to alleviate his symptoms. After visiting with another doctor, a scan revealed the presence of a mesenteric mass. The recommended course of action is a curative laparotomy; however, Amos lacks the financial means to undergo the necessary surgery.
In light of these circumstances, Amos humbly appeals for your support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $242 to cover the costs of the curative laparotomy, that Amos is scheduled to undergo on August 8th, at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. Your assistance would not only alleviate Amos’ financial burden, but it would also contribute to his well-being, providing him with the opportunity to undergo the crucial surgery that could significantly improve his quality of life.
Amos says: “I hope for a complete recovery once I am operated on, and I am confident that I will certainly regain my health after the surgery.”