Mugisha is a 60-year-old man from western Uganda. He works as a casual laborer on a cattle farm. He came to our Medical Partner’s Care Center Nyakibale Hospital with a left inguinal swelling that has been persistent for over three years.
Prior to visiting Nyakibale Hospital, he had been seen at a government dispensary and given pain medications. However, without pain receding, a good samaritan nurse offered to take him to Nyakibale Hospital. Whenever he is doing any strenuous work, his pain increases, and this has limited his ability to deliver at his workplace.
Mugisha was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia which requires surgical repair. If not treated, he is at risk of a strangulated hernia.
Mugisha shared that he has done cattle farming for the past 30 years. He was not able to study in school at all after losing his parents at a young age. He earns a limited income and cannot meet the cost of surgery required.
Fortunately, on October 6th, 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 Mugisha’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Mugisha says: “I pray that you may consider my request and I believe that once I receive my surgery, all will be well and I will continue with my work on the farm.”