Muhangi is a 13-year-old student from Uganda. Muhangi is the fourth born of six children in his family. His parents farm tomatoes and cabbage, often selling the surplus to make ends meet.
Three years ago, Muhangi developed a painful mass on his neck that has continually increased in size. He complains of pain, especially when he tries turning his neck or sleeps on the swollen side. When he was examined at a local hospital, he was diagnosed with a sternomastoid mass and surgery was recommended.
Muhangi and his father traveled to African Mission Healthcare’s care center to receive treatment. On March 2nd, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Muhangi’s family needs help to raise $196 to fund this procedure.
Muhangi’s father shared, “I think that this condition could continue affecting my son but I hope that with surgery, it will end, and he will continue with his education.”