Mark is a 19-year-old student from Uganda. He is in secondary school and preparing for his final exams this year. Mark is the oldest child of six and enjoys spending time with his family when he is not studying. Mark’s father makes and sells charcoal, and his mother is a small-scale farmer.
Mark has been experiencing troubling symptoms, including lower abdominal pains and vomiting. In August, Mark underwent a curative laparotomy to treat a rupture. Although the surgery went well, his symptoms began to reappear a month later. Mark has been diagnosed with acute abdomen and needs to undergo surgery to prevent his symptoms from worsening.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Mark receive treatment. On October 3rd, he will undergo a curative laparotomy to remove cancerous tissue. AMH is requesting $297 to help fund Mark’s procedure.
Mark shared, “All I pray for is to live a normal life once again. I pray for a successful surgery so that I may finally be able to resume school and be in a better position to do my final exams.”