Akakyimpa is a 17-year-old high school student and the youngest of four in his family. His parents are farmers who rely on their farm produce to pay for their children’s education and daily needs.
For two years, Akakyimpa has had an inguinal hernia. The hernia especially pains him when he does strenuous activities. One of Akakyimpa’s favorite pastimes is playing football, but due to the hernia, he cannot play like he used to. He also cannot lift heavy loads without feeling severe pain. Akakyimpa was taken to Nyakibale Hospital, where doctors recommended surgery. However, his family is not able to raise the funds needed for his care, and appeals for financial support.
Fortunately, on March 2nd, Akakyimpa will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Akakyimpa’s surgery. With successful surgery, Akakyimpa will be able to lead a full, normal life without pain and fear of complications of the hernia, and he will be able to return to doing more of what he loves.
Akakyimpa’s father shared, “I hope that when he is treated and recovers well, he will be able to continue with school without any other challenges.”