Israel is young boy from Guatemala. He is a bright young boy, and is currently in fourth grade. Israel loves to go to school and learn new things. Outside of school Israel enjoys playing soccer with his siblings and eating his favorite food, which is fried chicken.
Israel needs hernia surgery. Hernias occur when part of the intestines bulges through a weak area in the muscles of the stomach wall. Small hernias are often asymptomatic, though they tend to become larger over time, and then create bulges, discomfort, burning, and weakness. Israel is often uncomfortable, which sometimes causes him to miss school or sit out a soccer match. Without treatment, his hernia will likely grow, the likelihood that he may develop complications will increase, and his pain will increasingly limit his daily activities.
Fortunately, surgery for hernias is very effective and often accomplished without even an overnight stay in the hospital. With $773 in funding, Israel will receive the case management, medication, surgery, and labs he needs to get his hernia repaired. Surgery is scheduled for March 14. Surgery will allow Israel to return to health and be without pain, so that he may go about living as the happy young boy he is.
Israel says, “My family and I are so happy that I will get this surgery. Thank you so much for this help.”