Anthony is a three-year old boy from Southwestern Uganda. He’s the firstborn in his family and has one younger sibling. His parents are farmers, and they live in a three-room mud-built house.
At seven months old, Anthony developed a left inguinal hernia. The hernia manifests as swelling, which starts whenever he cries. According to his parents, the inguinal hernia swelling seems to pain Anthony quite a bit and they are afraid of him having to live like this as he grows. Anthony was recently taken to Rushoroza Hospital and surgery is recommended. His parents’ income is limited, and so they are unable to cover the medical costs on their own and are appealing for help. Fortunately, on November 18th, Anthony will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $170 to fund Anthony’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to grow up more comfortably and confidently.
Anthony’s father says, “I pray that my son may get well through surgery. He is an active boy under normal conditions but the hernia has affected him negatively. I hope to take him to school very soon.”