Twongyeirwe is a 19-year-old student from Uganda. She is a student at YMC University doing a course in fashion art and design. She is the second born in a family of four children. Her older brother does not talk and he is doing training in tailoring, while her other younger sisters are still in secondary school. Her mother operates a small hotel where she earns money for school fees. She currently sustains the family since Twongyeirwe’s father, who is a long-distance track driver, was quarantined at the border due to the COVID crisis.
Since birth, Twongyeirwe has had an inguinal hernia. She has abdominal pain before and after eating and she notices a swelling on the umbilicus whenever she coughs or laughs. Fortunately, on June 2nd, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $241 to fund Twongyeirwe’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently.
Twongyeirwe shared: “I pray that I may get healed from this condition because it has worried my mind for quite some time and hope for better health after surgery so as to continue with my studies.”