Kassim is a one-year-old boy from Tanzania who has an inguinal hernia. He was born healthy until two months ago when his mother got bothered by his excessive cry while holding his pelvis area. She noted the swelling and took him to the hospital. Kassim is not able to eat well and experiences difficulties sleeping due to the pain.
Kassim was referred to our facility for care and funding due to limited income. After 10 hours’ drive, he had surgery recommended to correct the defect. Kassim’s father is the sole provider for the family. He cooks at a local restaurant with little income to sustain his family. He would require several months of saving to accumulate sufficient fee for his son’s treatment. Upon successful surgery, Kassim will be free from persistent pain in his pelvis area.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $539 to fund Kassim’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Kassim’s mother says, “Please save my son from the pain he is going through.”