Bright is a 32-year-old, single father of three from Uganda. He works as a laborer, making bricks and working in fields. Bright is most happy when he is with his kids, and when he is at peace with his neighbors.
Two years ago, Bright started feeling pain in the upper abdomen after meals, and later developed swelling in the same area. Due to the pain, he is unable to lift heavy items, walk long distances, or eat enough food. He visited a hospital where he was diagnosed with a hernia. He was advised to have surgery, but he could not afford to pay for it. If left untreated, Bright will continue to experience pain and other potential complications.
For $249, Bright is able to undergo hernia repair surgery. After surgery, he hopes to continue digging and making bricks to sell in order to take care of his children.
“My children are my priority. How I wish I could take good care of them,” Bright shares.