Robert is a 56-year-old mechanic from Uganda. He is a father of six children, all of whom are in school. Robert attended school when he was young until the third grade, and later learned to be a mechanic through on the job training. His wife works as a farmer.
For the last three years, Robert has had an inguinal swell that has caused him discomfort over time. Whenever he is doing strenuous activities or laughing, the swell becomes painful. Robert has always tried to manage his condition with medicine, but since it was not effective in suppressing the pain, he sought care at Nyakibale Hospital.
Robert was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia, and doctors recommend he undergo a hernia repair surgery. Without treatment, he will continue having pain and may suffer from hernia strangulation. However, Robert is not able to afford his cost of care due to financial constraints with supporting his family and is requesting help.
Fortunately, on December 22nd, Robert will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, needs $230 to fund Robert’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently, and to return to his daily life activities.
Robert shared, “I hope to have a new life after my surgery and continue with my mechanic work, supporting our family.”