Stephano is a 16-year-old teenager from Tanzania. Stephano helps his parents run a small family farm for income.
Two months ago, a mass started to grow on Stephano’s face. The localized growth caused pain and soon made it difficult for him to speak and eat. Stephano eventually dropped out of school, as he was too embarrassed by the mass. Doctors at our medical partner’s care center proposed to remove the mass, so Stephano can return to routine daily activities without frequent discomfort.
Stephano says, “I hope that I can get better after this surgery because I have high hopes of returning to school and completing my studies.”
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $920 to help fund surgery for Stephano. On February 12, he will undergo the surgery. He will feel significantly more comfortable thereafter.