“I really need this operation,” shares Michael, a native of Malawi.
At 70 years old, Michael still works two jobs to earn a living—he cultivates a small farm, and he also builds fences for hire. He and his wife raised a large family of four children, and now they have five grandchildren.
Since February of last year, however, Michael has not been able to keep up the fast pace of work. An enlarged prostate gland has made it difficult for him to urinate. This condition causes pain and impedes his ability to work.
Prostate resection surgery has a high rate of success for cases like Michael’s, but he was previously unable to afford the procedure. Fortunately, he visited our medical partner’s care center, and he will now undergo this operation on March 16. Surgeons will remove a small part of his prostate, allowing urine to pass freely through his urethra once more. $733 will cover the cost of this surgery, as well as his medications, seventeen-day hospital stay, and roundtrip travel to the medical facility.
Once his operation is complete, Michael is expected to make a full recovery. Let’s help this busy family man get back to the work and people he loves.