Derrick is a pre-teen student who is being raised and cared for by a guardian. Unfortunately, his guardian has financial constraints and cannot afford more than the basic necessities for Derrick. As a result, Derrick has limited access to healthcare and needs financial support to improve his health. We expect that after treatment, his quality of life will improve, and he will be able to resume his studies.
Since October last year, Derrick has had supra-umbilical hernia. The swelling has been progressively increasing in size and causing him pain, which made it difficult for him to concentrate while at school. If left untreated, the condition could progress and lead to intestinal obstruction. Fortunately, on April 12th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Derrick’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Derrick’s guardian says “I am helping this little boy because he has no parents and I have no money to take this big step for his health. We hope he will resume school if he gets support for his surgery.”