Atwiine is a 4-year-old boy who is in preschool. His father operates a bodaboda taxi, while his mother works as a school cook. With schools closed due to Covid-19, Atwiine’s mother has had to start farming to help make ends meet.
Atwiine has been struggling with swelling in a sensitive area for two years. The swelling was initially painless, but has grown more painful and becomes severe when he is playing or walks a lengthy distance. Atwiine’s mother is worried that without the right treatment, her son’s developmental milestones will be at risk. He was brought to Nyakibale Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a bilateral hydrocele that requires a hydrocelectomy. With the right treatment, chances of complications including infertility will be reduced. Atwiine’s family cannot afford the cost of his care, and appeal for financial support.
Fortunately, on April 6th, Atwiine will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $146 to fund Atwiine’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Atwiine’s mother shared, “I hope my child will be relieved from the pain he has been having after surgery. He will resume with school after they reopen.”