Tugume is a 53-year-old secondary school teacher from Uganda. He is a father of 4 children, the eldest of whom is 23 years old and has recently completed a degree course. His second born is 21 years old and is in university; the third born is 18 years old in secondary school class six; and the last born is 14 years old and in secondary school class two. He and his family live in a three-room permanent house that they own. Both he and his wife, a small-scale farmer, work hard to pay for their children’s school fees with the little income that they make.
For the last two weeks, Tugume has been experiencing pain and discomfort in a sensitive area. He has been diagnosed with a right hydrocele, which is a type of swelling in the scrotum that occurs when fluid collects surrounding a testicle.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $170 to fund Tugume’s hydrocele repair surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and go about his daily activities normally.
Tugume shared, “Once I have the surgery, I will be able to proceed comfortably with teaching and live a better life with my family.”