Simeo is a 67-year-old married father of six children from Southwestern Uganda. He works as a small-scale farmer, along with his wife to support their family. The couple has four daughters and two sons. Their oldest daughter is a nun and the rest of their children are married.
For the past six years, Simeo has had a right inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him paresthesia, backaches, and pain when walking long distances and lifting heavy items. He was examined at a local hospital and surgery was recommended, but the treatment was too expensive. Recently, his condition has worsened.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Simeo receive treatment. On November 8th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, Simeo is requesting $230 to fund his procedure and care.
Simeo shared, “I appeal for financial support to undergo this treatment. I believe I will get better after the surgery and be able to do my activities well.”