Stephen is a nurse from Uganda. He has a certificate in nursing and is employed as a nurse at Rushoroza hospital in Uganda. He stays in the hospital staff quarters because he has not built his own house yet. He is single but has dependents especially his parents who are small scale farmers with very low income. He has one brother and six sisters. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Four months ago, Stephen began to experience troubling symptoms, including severe abdominal pains of the right upper quadrant. He shared his complications with a doctor at Rushoroza hospital and a scan was done. He was diagnosed with gall bladder sludge and was given treatment. He thought he would feel better but this has not happened. A month later, it was discovered that the sludge had turned into gall bladder stones. He needs surgery to prevent his symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Stephen receive treatment. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on May 13th at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $284, and Stephen and his family need your support.
Stephen says, “My performance has been impacted because of my current medical condition. I pray that I may get well through surgery and continue with my nursing duties at Rushoroza hospital.”