Denis is a 21 year old living in Uganda. He is a student in secondary school class five, and is hoping to resume school once the holidays are over. He is the eldest in a family of six children, and his parents work as small scale farmers, producing beans and potatoes for home consumption.
Since the age of five, Denis has lived with a left hydrocele, that started out as a small, painless swelling. He did not consider it to be problematic, until he went for a medical visit and learned that he had been living with a hydrocele since childhood. He is worried about what might happen if this is left untreated. The swelling has increased, and his doctors have recommended that he have surgery to prevent larger problems resulting from leaving it untreated.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is here to help. On January 10th, Denis is scheduled to undergo treatment at Rushoroza Hospital, and his family needs your help to cover the $170 cost of the procedure.
Denis says: “I feel uncomfortable in my current condition. I hope I will take on my studies much more comfortably after this surgery.”