Solomon is a 34-year-old man from Kenya. He and his wife have one child. Solomon works as a small scale farmer with his wife. They plant maize in a small farm that they were given by Solomon’s father.
One year ago, Solomon started to feel pain in his scrotum. He did not go to the doctor because he felt ashamed to explain his condition to doctors. However, a few months ago, Solomon observed a swelling in his scrotum and decided that he needed to visit the hospital. The doctors performed a testicular ultrasound and then diagnosed Solomon with a bilateral hydrocele that requires hydrocelectomy surgery.
On August 25, doctors will perform hydorcelecotmy surgery on Solomon. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $384 to fund the full cost of Solomon’s treatment, which includes labs, medications, supplies, and physician time. Despite their hard work, Solomon’s family was not able to raise the full amount needed to fund Solomon’s surgery. They were able to raise $104 for the surgery, and they are requesting assistance to fund the remaining $384. Solomon is eager to return to his farm after surgery to relieve his wife of the additional responsibilities she has had to take on during Solomon’s illness.