Edgar is a young boy from Guatemala. He lives with his family in Guatemala’s rural western highlands. He loves to play with his toy car, which he carries with him everywhere he goes. Edgar also loves to eat his favorite foods, which are beans and greens.
Edgar needs hernia surgery. Hernias occur when part of the intestines bulges through a weak area in the muscles of the stomach wall. Small hernias are often asymptomatic, though they tend to become larger over time, and then create bulges, discomfort, burning, and weakness. Egdar is often uncomfortable and complains of pain. Without treatment, his hernia will likely grow, the likelihood that he may develop complications will increase, and his pain will increasingly limit his daily activities.
Fortunately, surgery for hernias is very effective and often accomplished without even an overnight stay in the hospital. With $773 in funding, Edgar will receive the case management, medication, surgery, and labs he needs to get his hernia repaired. Surgery is scheduled for April 30. Edgar will suffer from no discomfort, and will continue to live and grow as a healthy little boy.
Edgar’s mother says, “We are so grateful to this organization, for we have not been able to bring our son to a hospital because we lack the resources to do so.”