Mugyenzi is a 65-year-old married father of nine children. Two of his children are nurses, one is a teacher, and the others are all married and work as small scale farmers. He and his wife earn a living through small scale farming too. They have bananas, coffee, and raise two cows from which they get milk for home consumption.
Mugyenzi came to the hospital with a left scrotal swelling that he has had for four years. It started as a small swelling with no pain, but it has gradually grown. Recently, he has experienced pain, and has difficulty sitting or lying down.
Mugyenzi was introduced to a surgical support program at our medical partner’s care center by a friend. After examination by the doctor, he was diagnosed with a bilateral hernia and an excision treatment was recommended.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Mugyenzi to receive treatment. On May 25th, he will undergo a cystectomy at AMH’s care center and now AMH is requesting $220 to cover the cost of his surgery.
Mugyenzi shared, “I hope of getting better and recovering to continue with farming to sustain my family.”