Byaruhanga is a 49-year-old single father of two teenagers. He is a security guard at a tea plantation, and he works hard to provide for his children and give them the opportunity to achieve their dreams. His son hopes to become a doctor.
For the past seven years, Byaruhanga has been experiencing scrotal swelling. In 2014, he went to a clinic, and the doctor there advised him to have a scan of his scrotum. Results from the scan revealed that Byaruhanga had bilateral scrotal hydrocele, fluid-filled sacs surrounding the testes that cause swelling. Byaruhanga was given antibiotics and advised to have surgery, but since he couldn’t afford the treatment, he went home.
Over time, the swelling has continued and the discomfort has become so severe that it is impacting Byaruhanga’s work. In June, Byaruhanga’s neighbor received surgery funded by Watsi and advised him to do the same.
On July 12, Byaruhanga will undergo hydrocele repair surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $185 to fund the treatment.
“Now I am worried,” says Byaruhanga. “After surgery I will have peace of mind.”