Sunday is a hardworking father of five from the countryside of Uganda. At 53 years old, he has worked as a farmer most of his life to support his family. He and his wife, Jennifer, grow beans, potatoes, and cassava.
For the last eight years, Sunday has lived with an inguinal hernia—a protrusion of the intestines through a weak point in the abdominal muscles that presents as a bulge in the groin. Treatment for an inguinal hernia is an operation to push the protruding tissue back into the abdomen and sew together the weakened muscle with pieces of synthetic mesh. Over time, muscle tissue grows into and around the mesh to strengthen the area.
In the last year, Sunday has not been able to work due to the pain from the hernia. He has difficulty walking even a few meters and prefers to rest most of the time. He has gone to different health facilities seeking medicine for pain relief because he cannot afford the cost of the surgery that he needs.
Without having Sunday to work with her on the farm for the last year, Jennifer has not managed to grow enough food to support the family or to have extra to sell for school fees of their five children.
Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, requests $229 to pay for Sunday’s surgery, five days of hospital care, lab tests, pain medicine, and antibiotics. Sunday is scheduled to undergo surgery on June 5.
After his recovery, Sunday hopes to join his wife on their farm to grow more food for the family.
“I thank the donors for the support to be able to get this surgery,” shares Sunday. “I have suffered with pain for many years due to failure to raise money to have a surgery. May God bless the donors abundantly and continue this program for helping the needy.”