Meet Dian, a playful, 18-month-old boy, who lives with his parents in a two roomed shelter. Dian’s parents work as small scale farmers.
Three weeks ago, Dian’s mother noticed a small, inguinal swelling on Dian. While it doesn’t appear to cause him pain, he often touches and scratches the area. Dian’s parents are concerned about leaving the hernia untreated, and worry that it may worsen.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Dian’s hernia repair surgery, which is scheduled to take place on October 14th, at Rushoroza Hospital. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Dian’s mother says: “His condition worries me so much and I feel uncomfortable all the time. I pray that he may get normal again through surgery.”