Alex is a small-scale farmer and a middle-aged, determined gentleman who undertook a four-hour journey to seek treatment here at our facility. He is a father to three children who are all studying. He loves grazing and taking care of animals, mostly goats and sheep. He wished to be a teacher, but after his own father and mother died, he was left with no one to pay for his school, so he dropped out at the fifth grade. However, being the firstborn, he decided to support his family and managed to fund the education of all his siblings. Two of his brothers are now teachers, and one is a nurse. He earns a living from growing crops like groundnuts and maize. His wife is also a farmer like him.
Alex came in to the hospital with a swelling on his shoulders which he has had for over 12 years. It started small but kept increasing in size over time. He experiences a piercing pain and paralysis due to this mass. His quality of life has been affected too, as he is no longer able to work in the farm as he used to do before. He had never seen the doctor due to limited finances, but when symptoms became severe, he decided to come to visit a doctor.
On May 23rd, surgeons will remove the mass to help him heal and get back to his day-to-day life. Now, Alex needs help to raise $137 to fund this procedure.
Alex says, “I think the burden I have been having will be relieved once I am given your support and operated.”