Mariko is a three-year-old boy living in Uganda with his parents and five siblings. He is looking forward to starting school in the near future.
Mariko developed intermittent swelling in his inguinal region two years ago. He was taken to a nearby clinic and was given medication. Since his visit to the clinic, he has lived on the medication, without experiencing any improvement. In fact, the swelling has increased in size and often prevents him from passing urine. He frequently cries because of the pain.
Recently, a friend advised Mariko’s mother to bring him to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. Once there, he was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia and it was determined that he would require a procedure to correct his condition. Fortunately, on May 5th, Mariko will undergo hernia repair surgery at Rushoroza Hospital. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is requesting $170 to fund Mariko’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure should allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Mariko’s mother said: “I pray that my son may get well through surgery so that he may be able to start schooling.”