Musabye is a 48-year-old farmer from Uganda. He is married and has eight children.
Two years ago, Musabye developed a small swelling in his right groin. As the swelling increased in size and grew painful, he was told he would need surgery. Musabye is unable to lift heavy objects because of the intense pain.
At the suggestion of his sister-in-law, Musabye visited our medical partner’s care center, Holy Family Virika Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia. An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. Without treatment, Musabye may experience intestinal blockage or damage.
Fortunately, on March 8, Musabye will undergo a hernia repair surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund the procedure. After surgery, he hopes to continue farming in order to provide for his family.
He says, “I have pain, and I am unable to pay for my surgery. I am requesting for help.”