Daniel is a young boy and the only child in his family. He is currently in preschool. His mother is a small-scale farmer while his father is a builder around their village. His parents have no house of their own yet and therefore still stay with his grandparents. Their home is a walking distance from Rushoroza Hospital, where they have come seeking support.
Since shortly after birth, Daniel has had an umbilical hernia. It started as a small swelling on his umbilicus which has been increasing in size since he was six months old. He currently has stomach pains and his mother believes that the pains radiate from his swollen umbilicus. She is worried of further expansion if not treated on time. The surgeon at Rushoroza Hospital has recommended surgery but the family cannot afford it. Fortunately, on December 9th, Daniel will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Daniel’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live and grow up more comfortably and confidently.
Daniel’s mother says, “I pray that my son may get well through surgery so that he may be able to take on his studies for a better and bright future.”