Mushumbusha is a student from Uganda. He is a 9-year-old boy in primary two at school. He has two younger brothers in nursery school and their youngest sibling is still breastfeeding. His mother is a single mom and she the only one taking care of her children alone. She separated from her husband due to domestic violence. His mom earns a living from farming by growing crops like beans, maize, and millet to feed her children and she also does casual work on other farms.
Mushumbusha presented with an inguinal swelling which he has had for a year now. Doctors have found that Mushumbusha has an inguinal scrotal hernia. The swelling is irregular and when present, his pain worsens when coughing. He also feels pain when using the bathroom. He can’t sleep on his belly and can’t do any stretching activity either. Fortunately, on April 29th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Mushumbusha’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Mushumbusha’s mother says, “I hope that my child will get healed from his condition after he undergoes his surgery.”