Charles is a 75-year-old man from Uganda. He is a farmer and grows maize, rice, cassava, beans, millet, and groundnuts. Charles sells his agricultural produce to support his family and his orphaned grandchildren’s school fees.
Charles enjoys telling legendary stories to his grandchildren, visiting friends and relatives, walking his garden, listening to the radio, and teaching his grandchildren how to sing and dance to traditional songs.
For the last year, Charles has suffered from abdominal pain. His pain has become worse in the last two months. Charles decided to visit Bwindi Community Hospital, our medical partner's care center, where his doctor diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia and recommended an operation to repair the hernia.
On September 5, Charles will undergo hernia repair surgery. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, has requested $229 to fund Charles's procedure. This will cover the full cost of treatment, including a five-night hospital stay, medication, supplies, labs, and physician time.
After treatment, Charles hopes to resume teaching grandchildren how to dance and sing traditional songs and telling legendary stories. He says, “I thank donors for saving my life."