Simon is a 60-year-old husband and father of four from Tanzania who also cares for four other children. Both Simon and his wife are subsistence farmers, and they are working very hard to put their children in school.
Simon started to experience pain in his knees after an accident that he had back in the 80s when he was hit by a cow on both of his knees. While the pain was initially only occasional and could be palliated by painkillers, the pain has recently become much worse. Simon has been to several hospitals where they have told him that he needs surgery.
On June 23, Simon will undergo total knee replacement surgery. His medical insurance is covering a portion of the cost, subsidizing $1,887. On top of that, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $822 to help fund the rest of the treatment.
Simon says, “I am glad I have found help. I have had this pain for so long, I will be so glad if I will no longer be in pain so that I may work hard for my children.”