Elvis is a primary school student and the eldest of three children. Elvis’s father is an electrician while his mother is a small-scale farmer. Their family owns a three-room mud house.
For two months, Elvis has had a right hydrocele that has caused swelling on his groin. Elvis’s mother discovered this condition while he was bathing. As time went on, the swelling increased in size, and while Elvis reports minimal pain, he does have constant headaches and feels unwell. This condition prevents Elvis from participating in movement and activities he enjoys, like football. Elvis was examined at Rushoroza Hospital and hernia repair surgery was recommended, but his parents cannot afford the procedure at this time.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, are helping Elvis’s family raise $170 to fund this life altering surgery. Once completed, this procedure will allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Elvis’s father shared, “I am very much worried about my son’s condition if not treated on time. I pray that he may get well with surgery so that he can continue with studies.”