Charles is a stonemason and a loving father of 5 children. He works at construction sites around where he lives, but his income is inconsistent since the job is not permanent. He lives in a single-room house in Kayole slums that costs about $300.
In early 2020, Charles was involved in an accident in his place of work. A gate hit him on the left leg and he was also hit by a sharp object on the right leg. This caused wounds, which slowly developed into small blisters, then ruptured upon itching, then gradually advanced to become massive ulcers on both limbs. It is now difficult for him to walk, and he is in pain. If not treated, Charles is also likely to suffer sepsis.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Charles receive treatment. On October 13th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to heal his chronic wound. Now, Charles needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure.
Charles says, “I am in so much pain. I risk losing both legs if not treated. I am afraid if I am amputated, I might not be able to work and fend for my family. This is both scary and confusing.”