Bernad is a 69-year-old man from Uganda. He has eleven children. For most of his life, he has worked in his coffee garden. The family also grows and sells bananas, corn, and beans. Bernad enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and telling them stories.
For the past three years, Bernad has experienced acute pain in his groin area. He was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia, or a swollen prostate gland, which causes urinary discomfort. His doctor has scheduled a prostatectomy on February 6 to remove the gland.
Although he is co-paying $8 for the procedure, Bernad cannot afford to pay for the surgery by himself. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting an additional $314 to fund the required treatment.
“I want to thank the donors for helping with my treatment,” says Bernad.