Stephen is a 62-year-old grandfather. He is a married man with two sons who are both married. He left his motherland long ago in search of work and landed in his current residence, where he works as a casual laborer - getting jobs around his community whenever he can. He lives with his wife and two grandchildren, studying in a nearby primary school.
Stephen came into the hospital with complaints of swelling in his groin area that had been there for three months. An ultrasound found that he has hydrocele, which is swelling in a sensitive area. It has become hard for him to continue with work such that sometimes he cannot put food on the table. He needs treatment so that he can work comfortably and be able to provide for his family.
Fortunately, our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) can help. Stephen is scheduled to undergo hydrocele repair surgery on August 28th. AMH is requesting $631 to fund Stephen’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will reduce the swelling to normal size and prevent further complications so that he will be able to live more comfortably.
Stephen says, “I am the only person who works at home so as to provide basic needs. I feel so sad sometimes when I see my people in need of something, and I cannot provide it. I am not even comfortable walking. I am looking forward to getting well. Please help me.”