Naturinda is a 3-year-old boy from Uganda. He had just started school, but unfortunately stopped attending due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Naturinda is the firstborn child in his family with one younger brother. His mother is a nursing assistant and earns a living from operating a small drug shop, where she is paid on commission. His father operates a small scale retail shop. The family stays in a single roomed rental house in Rukungiri Town.
Naturinda was brought in to the hospital with a history of bloody staining as he is passing stool. He was diagnosed with a hyperemic prolapse of a small mass. Naturinda often doesn’t feel well and going to the bathroom is a painful experience for him.
Naturinda’s family traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 2nd, surgeons will remove the mass. Once recovered, he will be more comfortable and no longer have pain. Now, Naturinda’s family needs help to raise $196 to fund this procedure.
Naturinda’s mother shared, “I ask you to kindly to help me because I think that my child will continue having discomfort and pain if he doesn’t undergo surgery. However, I have no money to help him receive this surgical treatment.”