Alvin is a young boy from Uganda who just started kindergarten recently. Unfortunately, his school attendance has been sporadic for the last seven months due to pain from an inguinal hernia.
Alvin has been struggling with on and off swelling from the hernia. His parents have tried using local herbs, but the boy has not been improving. He kept complaining of pain, and the parents decided to seek medical care at our medical partner’s care center, Uganda Martyr’s Ibanda Hospital. Alvin was quite curious and excited to visit the hospital for the first time, but soon learned that injections were not his favorite thing! However, Alvin is a brave little boy who is now scheduled for hernia repair surgery on November 28th.
Alvin’s parents are farmers; currently, they are short on cash as their crops are yet to mature for harvest. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $201 to fund Alvin’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably.
Alvin’s mother says, “I am overwhelmed by joy for the good news of sponsoring my child’s surgery. May God reward you, and may you never lack. After surgery, he will be able to go back to school and play with other children comfortably.’’