Festo is an elderly man from Uganda and a father to four children. He relies on subsistence farming in his coffee and banana plantation. His wife hawks clothes to add to her family’s income. Festo came to the hospital with complaints of a painful inguinal swell, which was diagnosed as an inguinal hernia. The swell had been there for over six months and causes him pain whenever he coughed or strained.
If not treated, Festo will be at risk of further infections especially hernia strangulations and other complications. The family is not able to raise the funds needed for surgery and appeal for help. Fortunately, on April 25, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Festo’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Festo shared, “I hope to have my normal life health after my surgery is done.”