Amon is a 64-year-old man from Kenya. Amon and his wife are both farmers, but Amon has had difficulty working due to his arthritis. They have three children who were unable to attend school due to lack of funding. Amon and his wife also take care of one of their grandchildren.
About three weeks ago, Amon started to experience abdominal pain and nausea. Amon sought out treatment at a nearby health center and was treated for ulcers. However, he was advised to seek treatment in a major hospital as he continued to experience pain and also developed jaundice.
After arriving at the hospital, a doctor ordered an MRI for Amon. The results showed that Amon had gallstones that cause cholecystitis, a condition where bile becomes trapped and builds up in the gallbladder. The surgeon advised cholecystectomy, but Amon’s health insurance card was not functional and he was unable to afford treatment.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On May 29th, Amon will undergo a laparotomy at AMH’s care center. Hopefully, after treatment, Amon will no longer experience pain, nausea, and jaundice. AMH is requesting $788 to cover the cost of Amon’s procedure.