Deniss, who is six months old, is the firstborn child in his family. He and his parents- who are farmers- live in a house without water or electricity in Malawi.
Deniss was healthy at birth. However, when he was about one month old, his parents noted that he had a swollen scrotum. They visited Bua, the nearest hospital, and were referred to Nkhotakota district hospital in Malawi for further assistance. At Nkhotakota, Deniss was assessed and diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia. Deniss’ parents were told that he was too young for surgery and they brought him home. Because of ongoing swelling at the hernia site, however, Deniss and his parents have had to make multiple visits to the hospital, taking time away from Deniss’ parents’ time to work and negatively impacting their income.
On May 2nd, Deniss will undergo hernia repair surgery at Partners in Hope Medical Center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, and Deniss’ parents are looking to you to help raise $575 to fund Deniss’ treatment and care. Deniss’ parents are looking forward to being able to return to work and seeing smiles on Deniss’ face.
Deniss’ mother joyfully said: “I can’t wait to see my son well again; thank you sponsors for considering my child Deniss.”