Miramago is a 77-year-old man from Uganada. He is a widower and the father of four children, all of whom have families of their own now. He lives with his grandchildren and spends much of his day farming. It brings him joy to be able to supply food for his family.
About seven months ago, Miramago began to experience a swelling on the right, lower side of his abdomen, along with severe back pain. He went to a local clinic, where he was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia. This means that his intestines are protruding through a gap in his abdominal wall. Surgery is required to correct the condition.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund Miramago’s operation. He is scheduled for surgery on August 23 at our medical partner’s care center, Holy Family Virika Hospital. After surgery, he will be able to return to his daily life without pain.
“After surgery,” Miramago says. “I will continue with farming.”