Johnson is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is the fifth born in a family of nine; his two sisters are both teachers and all his brothers are in the motorcycle (bodaboda) taxi business. He currently lives with his father, grazing cows in his free time.
Since 2021, Johnson has had an inguinal scrotal hernia. He feels pain when he walks long distances, lifts heavy loads, or engages in any activity that requires physical effort. This has hindered his work performance as he is no longer able to farm as he used to before.
Previously, he had not sought medical attention, but when the pain intensified, his father brought him in to see a doctor. After a scan, he was recommended herniorrhaphy treatment. Without treatment, the hernia may twist, causing intestinal obstruction, which could be fatal.
Fortunately, on March 7th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Johnson’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Johnson says “I think I may get healed once operated and I hope I will be able to resume farming so well once I’ve fully recovered.”