Siem is a young child from Ethiopia. He loves to play football, sing hymns, and listen to sermons. Siem’s family members are Eritrean refugees who came to Ethiopia two years ago and to Addis Ababa one year ago.
Since birth, Siem has had an inguinal hernia. If not treated, the hernia may result in intestinal tissue twisting and blocking. Fortunately, on October 23, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $487 to fund Siem’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Siem’s father says, “We are living a tenant life. We sleep on the floor and we don’t have much of house utensils. We are suffering economically. We are always ready to move at any time. We came here with a hope of a life with rights and freedom. I was imprisoned for five years in Eritrea because of political reasons and when I got out of the prison, I found the mother of my children gone and the kids scattered in different places. I came here with a hope of starting a better life with my children.”