Tibanururwa is a 70-year-old man who practices farming of bananas and coffee together with his wife. He has a hearing and talking impairment and this was his first visit to a hospital. He is a father of three children who are now grown and also working in the informal sector without steady income.
For the past two years, Tibanururwa has had an inguinal swelling that is painful especially when he lifts things, coughs, or does anything causing a strain. His wife brought him to Nyakibale Hospital where he was reviewed and doctors have diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia. If not treated, Tibanururwa risks having a strangulated hernia and the pain will persist. Their family’s income is inadequate to meet the cost of surgery and they appeal for help.
Fortunately, on February 23rd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Tibanururwa’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Tibanururwa’s wife shared with us: “My only prayer is to see my husband in good health once again and that is the joy we can have as a family.”