Ladule is seven years old, and attends school for special needs children in Uganda. He was raised by his paternal grandmother, as he was neglected by his parents at a young age. His parents suffer from alcohol addiction. Ladule is still in pre-school, and his favorite food is rice.
About nine months ago, Ladule’s grandmother noticed a swelling in his scrotum as she was bathing him. She shared with his teacher at school about his condition. The teacher told her it could be a hernia, and advised her to take him to the hospital. Since that time, his grandmother has been unable to take him to the hospital because of lack of money. Recently she learnt about the Watsi program at Virika hospital, and brought him for treatment.
Ladule is currently in pain. If not treated, Ladule may develop intestinal incarceration, obstruction and strangulation. Treatment for his hernia will cost $220, and afterwards, he is expected to make a full recovery.
After surgery, Ladule’s grandmother hopes he will have good health despite his other challenging conditions.