Timothy is a sweet 4-month-old baby from Uganda. His mother sells porridge, while his father is a barber, and they rent two rooms for additional income. Timothy has two older siblings, who are six and three years old. His parents work hard to pay for their school fees.
Two months ago, Timothy began to experience troubling symptoms. His bowel movements were infrequent before stopping altogether, and his stomach started increasing in size slightly. Timothy would cry for extended periods before falling asleep from exhaustion. Concerned about her son’s condition, his mother sought medical attention at our medical partner’s care center. The doctors diagnosed Timothy’s condition as an intestinal obstruction, and he needs surgery to prevent his symptoms from worsening.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Timothy receive treatment. On May 14th, he will undergo a curative laparotomy, surgery to remove cancerous tissue. AMH is requesting $284 to fund this procedure.
Timothy’s mother says: “I pray my son may get well through surgery. I believe that a brighter future lies ahead of him. He will start school once the right time comes.”