Saturday is 26-years-old father from Uganda. He has two children, a girl and a boy who are both three-years-old. He has a hair salon which gives him little income. He likes playing football.
Saturday developed a swelling in his epigastric region (upper abdomen) about 14 years ago. The swelling is painful and on and off. He feels more pain after meals. Due to pain he is unable to lift heavy items and to dig. Saturday visited a government hospital where he was diagnosed with a hernia, but he couldn’t access a surgeon. Saturday has an epigastric hernia, which is a protrusion of tissue in the upper abdomen. He doesn’t have money to pay for his treatment at a private hospital. If not treated, the abdominal wall may continue weakening and this may lead to intestinal blockage and more pain.
$249 will give Saturday the surgery and care he needs. After surgery he plans to continue working in his salon.
Saturday says, “I am requesting for help. I have lived with hernia for a long time.”