Lenon is an eight-month-old boy from Uganda. He is the second child in his family, with a brother three years older than him. He lives with his family on their farm in a small village near the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. His family is active in their local church and community.
Since birth, Lenon has suffered from an inguinal hernia. This means that part of his intestine is protruding through a gap in his abdominal wall. Recently, this protrusion has grown larger and more painful. He is having difficulty crawling and cries often.
Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $179 to fund Lenon’s surgery. His operation is scheduled for July 6 at our medical partner’s care center, Bwindi Community Hospital. After treatment, Lenon will be able to grow and develop normally.
“I appreciate so much the help from the donors who don’t know me,” says Doreen, Lenon’s mother. “I pray that they continue to help others.”