Geofrey is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. He had eight children altogether but shared that only three are alive. He has been doing farming together with his wife before his health started to deteriorate. They own a three-room mud house for shelter. Although he is 81 years old, he still has his independence and drives a motorcycle to get around.
Since 2010, Geofrey has had an inguinal hernia. He never sought any treatment until 2018 when the inguinal pains became severe with a growing swelling. He got medication that relieved the symptoms for a while. He also has a bilateral hydrocele that requires surgery. Currently, he is unable to walk comfortably due the huge swelling. “It is like the udder of a cow!”, he exclaimed. He has completely stopped farming and is left to supervise his small fields.
Recently, Geofrey heard a radio talk show about the surgery program from Radio Maria in Rushoroza and went to Rushoroza Hospital immediately to seek help. Fortunately, on October 7th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Geofrey’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Geofrey says, “I am not well, I cannot walk. I pray that I may get well through surgery so that I may live a better life.”