Sarapio is a 52 year old farmer from southwestern Uganda. Sarapio has dwarfism and is the firstborn in a family with two sisters—one married, and the other had been married but later separated and is now staying with him at home. Despite his love for studying, his father made him drop out of school at 6th grade, citing a lack of value in educating him. Currently, he makes a living through farming but mostly engages in casual labor work, such as cultivating other people’s farms, chopping firewood, and clearing shambles for others.
For the past one year, Sarapio has had right inguinal hernia. He has always experienced abdominal pain, but over the past year, he noticed a swelling in his inguinal region that causes pain when he coughs, laughs, lifts heavy objects, cultivates, or walks long distances. Due to financial constraints, he had not sought medical intervention until he visited Kebisoni Health Center. The health center recommended surgery but advised him to come to Nyakibale Hospital as there was no surgeon available. Fortunately, on December 5, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Sarapio’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Sarapio says, “I hope my health will be restored if I get your support to undergo my surgery so I can continue with my days in good health.”