Ester, an active, 19-year-old woman from Uganda, studies lab technology at school and is looking forward to a career in the medical field. For the past five years, Ester has had an umbilical hernia, a condition in which the intestine protrudes through the belly button. The hernia has been causing her increasing pain, for which she now needs painkillers.
Ester lives at home with her parents and siblings. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, playing volleyball, and socializing with friends from school. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, shares, “Ester’s umbilical hernia has been disrupting her daily activities.”
$227 will cover the cost of a hernia repair surgery. The Kellermann Foundation explains, “Ester’s doctors expect her to be able to return to all her normal activities pain-free, including sports.”
After surgery, Ester is looking forward to playing volleyball again, working, and helping out at home. Ester shares, “I would like to thank the people helping me for their support.”