“I am unable to pay for my surgery,” shares Tusiime. “I need help.”
At 33, Tusiime is a single father to one son. The pair live in Uganda. Until recently, Tusiime supported himself and his son by farming, cultivating food both to eat at home and to sell. Most of Tusiime’s money goes towards his boy’s school fees.
About eight years ago, Tusiime developed a swelling in his left groin region. Although the bump was not painful at first, it soon began to cause him discomfort. Eventually the pain became so great that he had to stop farming. Fortunately, Tusiime heard a radio broadcast about Watsi’s subsidized medical treatment and decided to come in for a checkup.
At our medical partner's care center, Tusiime was diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia, meaning that some of his internal tissue is pushing outwards through a tear in his abdominal muscle. If he continues to go without treatment, he faces potentially fatal side effects from the hernia.
There is a surgical procedure called a hernia repair that can heal Tusiime. While he cannot afford it on his own, we can help him for $249. This money will cover the cost of his operation on August 23, as well as his three-day hospital stay, medications, and lab tests.
After his surgery, Tusiime hopes he will once more find peace of mind and be able to continue with his farming. Let’s fund his surgery so that this family of two can stay afloat.