Mbarebaki is an elderly gentleman from Uganda and the father of six grown children. While he used to be a carpenter, he stopped practicing this trade as he grew older and now is a small-scale farmer. For the past eight years, he has struggled with exostosis, which is the benign growth of a new bone on top of an existing one, in his right fingers. The growth has not only disfigured his right fingers, but it also causes him pain and prevents him from fully utilizes his fingers.
After an examination at a local hospital, surgery was recommended for Mbarebaki. Our Medical Partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Mbarebaki to receive surgery to remove this mass and needs help raising $196 to fund his surgery.
Mbarebaki is looking forward to his surgery. He said, “my hand is my first tool to work, and once my fingers are affected, then my work is affected. Yet I am the sole provider to my family. I hope to be treated to continue providing for my family.”