Sipiriyo is a 43-year-old man who suffers from diabetes. He attended school up to sixth grade, but lacked support for further studies since he was an orphan. Sipiriyo is now married and has four children, ranging in age from 16 to eight years. His wife is a low-income earner who depends on farming.
Sipiriyo’s right foot was injured a year ago. Because of his diabetes, the wound has not healed, but has gotten worse. He has been hospitalized and the wound has been debrided. This removal of the injured tissue did not improve his condition, and the wound continues to deteriorate. Sipiriyo’s doctors now recommend an amputation of his right foot to prevent the symptoms from getting worse.
Because of his injury, Sipiriyo cannot work and has no income. He currently is not staying with his family due to the long distance between his village and the hospital. His sister cares for him while he is at the hospital.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $255 to fund Sipiriyo’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow Sipiriyo to live more comfortably. After recovering, Sipiriyo is most looking forward to assisting in activities around his home.
Sipiriyo says, “After treatment, I will continue with home activities with ease since I will no longer be having much pain.”