James is a farmer and a widower who lives under the care of his son. James has seven children who are all grown and have families. They are farmers and casual workers, getting work whenever they can. They all earn very limited income that helps to sustain their basic needs. His wife passed on a few years ago after a short-term illness, and his son shared that James has developed dementia.
James presented to Kapsowar Hospital with excruciating pain in his hip. He was unable to stand, so he was received on a wheelchair. An X-ray revealed that James had sustained a fracture on the left neck of his femur bone. Last week, James fell while shifting from a chair to sit on his bed at night and now he can neither stand nor walk easily and is in severe pain.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On September 21st, James will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will no longer experience pain and he will be able to stand and ambulate with ease. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1247 to fund this procedure, since James has no medical insurance coverage, and he fully depends on his son who is a small-scale farmer.
James’ son says, “Our dad is in so much pain. His condition worries me so much. I wish he gets support and receives the recommended treatment. After he gets well, I will be able to go back to my work and continue providing for him and my family.”