Silvestre is a 59-year-old man. He lives in rural Guatemala and works as a pastor. He loves serving his congregation.
Silvestre has a hernia, which occurs when an internal organ protrudes through the abdominal muscles. He is often uncomfortable and in pain, limiting his ability to work. Without treatment, his hernia will likely grow, and complications could arise.
Surgery for hernias is very effective and often accomplished without even an overnight stay in the hospital. Repair surgery will allow Silvestre to live without pain and to be present for his congregation and family. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $400 to fund this treatment. Silvestre will undergo surgery on February 9.
Silvestre says, “I am happy that this is operable, and that I can leave this thing that has been bothering me for good. If everything goes well, I will keep working in the church and supporting my family.”