Christopher is a 68-year-old, small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is a father of three, whose children are all in secondary school at different levels. Christopher and his wife grow beans, mainly for home consumption, while living in a mud house for shelter.
For two years, Christopher has lived with a left inguinal hernia. He first developed an intermittent, painless inguinal swelling, that has grown over time. The swelling mainly appears whenever he coughs or does heavy work. It’s not painful, but Christopher is very worried about what might happen if his condition remains untreated. He understands that the hernia is at risk of strangulation, which could result in more serious medical issues.
Fortunately, on January 19th, Christopher is scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery at Rushoroza Hospital. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Christopher’s surgery, which once completed, should allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Christopher says: “I am worried of what may come out of this condition if not treated. I hope to continue with my farming work more easily after my surgery.”