“Thank you for your help,” says Chilezi, a 60-year-old man from Malawi.
Chilezi lives with his wife and extended family. A tailor, Chilezi works very hard making clothes, and he also cultivates a small maize farm to support his family.
Since January, Chilezi has been experiencing pain due to an enlarged prostate. In addition to this daily discomfort, Chilezi risks developing dangerous complications, such as bladder stones and kidney damage, if his condition goes untreated.
There is a surgical procedure known as prostate resection that can solve Chilezi’s problem. This operation will remove part of his enlarged gland, alleviating his pain and allowing him to urinate more easily.
This surgery—as well as the necessary lab tests, medications, and travel to and from the hospital—is beyond Chilezi’s financial means. But for $733, we can pay all of these bills. With your help fundraising this total, his procedure will take place on September 5.
Chilezi and his family were happy to be introduced to Watsi. He is looking forward to having his operation and being well again.