Leo is a 49-year-old bricklayer. He lives with his wife, who is a small-scale farmer in their four-room semi-permanent house. Leo shared that he attended school up to class six, and his children have a similar educational background. His oldest is 29-years-old and attended school up to class five, while his youngest is 13-years-old and is in class seven. His children are only able to provide minimal family support.
Last month, Leo developed severe pains in his groin and, as a result, experiences pain, discomfort, and difficulty sitting down and walking. He visited our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), and was diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia. To address the risk that the hernia could become obstructed and gangrenous, Leo will undergo hernia repair surgery on October 22nd at our medical partner’s care center. AMH is requesting $170 to help fund Leo’s surgery.
Following surgery, Leo will be able to live comfortably and confidently. Leo shared, “I can no longer do my usual duties comfortably in my current condition. I hope to get better through surgery and proceed with bricklaying to be able to earn a living for my family.”