Alex is a 44-year-old man from Uganda. He and his wife, Rosemary, have seven children, all of whom live at home. Alex provides for his family through farming. He is also the volunteer chairperson for the local savings group in his village.
Alex has been living with an inguinal hernia for the past 14 years. Recently, the pain has grown severe. An inguinal hernia occurs when the intestine breaks through a weak point in the abdominal muscles. This hernia inhibits his ability to farm and walk.
On January 14, Alex’s doctors will perform a herniorrhaphy, during which they will repair the weakened muscle. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $229 to fund Alex’s hernia repair surgery.
“I would like to wish the donors well,” says Alex, “and thank them for helping people they are not related to and don’t even know.”