Bekila is an adorable young boy from Ethiopia who loves to spend his time with his mom and to play with other children. He is in grade 2 this year. His dad is a student in a college and studies plant science–he will graduate this month. His mom is a housewife. In the rainy season, they work on their farm. With the fruit of that, they earn enough to lead their life.
Since birth, Bekila has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him weakness and pain affecting his studies and play. He was able to have his left-sided hernia treated earlier, but now needs treatment for his right inguinal hernia. Fortunately, on February 23rd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $512 to fund Bekila’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
His mother said: “I hope with this surgery, the bulge will disappear and he will get normal and free of any complications. And I hope he will be a doctor and one day help another sick child in the same condition as ours, troubled and worried.”