Geofrey is a middle-aged peasant farmer from Uganda. Geofrey has been living with a painful swell on his left upper back for the last eight years. He complains of difficulty working especially for long hours due to the lipoma. Unfortunately, he had not been to the hospital before due to financial constraints. He heard about Watsi’s Medical Partner’s program in Nyakibale Hospital and decided to come.
Doctors diagnosed him with a giant lipoma and excision is recommended. He is not able to raise the amount needed for his surgery.
Geofrey is a father of 8 children, with 4 of them still in school. He has to pay for their tuition fee from his subsistence farming. His wife works together with him on the farm and their farm produce is limited. He sometimes also sells bananas in the local market to make a living. Geofrey appeals for financial assistance.
Geofrey traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On April 25th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Geofrey needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure.
Geofrey says, “I hope that my surgery will be successful because am afraid of such huge swelling, but I do trust that everything shall be well and I can continue with selling bananas and cultivation.”