Elick is a farmer and a father of four children with two sons and two daughters. One of his sons is a policeman, while the other is a nurse. All of his daughters are married and work in small-scale farming. Elick also earns a living from small-scale agriculture alongside his wife on their banana farm. However, the current climate in Uganda has not been as suitable for farming, which has lessened their yields and income. Elick loves listening to the radio while grazing goats after work.
For the last eight months, Elick has had a swelling on his neck, which causes periodic headaches, the feeling of pins and needles, and sharp pain whenever he sleeps on his back. When he first visited a hospital, doctors gave him pain medication to help manage the pain but advised him to see a surgeon. After running tests, his condition was diagnosed as an infra occipital lipoma, which requires surgical treatment to heal.
Fortunately, Elick was able to travel to the care center at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), to receive treatment. On January 4th, surgeons will remove the mass. AMH is requesting $137 to fund this procedure.
Elick shared, “I can’t wait for the day I will be free from this pain and get my life back together.”