John is a 36-year-old private primary school teacher from Uganda. After completing secondary school, he decided to go to a teacher’s college, where he studied primary-level teaching. John is married to a small-scale farmer, and they have three kids together. Their eldest two children are six and four years old and both attend school, while their youngest is three years old and hasn’t started school yet. They all live together in a rented room.
Nine years ago, John developed a small swelling on his right cheek. He didn’t seek medical attention because he thought it would disappear with time, but the swelling continued to grow. Although he treats the swelling with herbs at home, John hasn’t seen any positive change. Now, John experiences pain around his cheek and is increasingly concerned about the size of the swelling.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. John traveled to AMH’s care center to receive treatment and was diagnosed with a lipoma, a type of non-cancerous tumor. On June 7th, John will undergo surgery at AMH’s care center to remove the lipoma. Now, John needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.
John says, “ I hope I will get well after surgery and continue with my teaching duties after complete recovery.”