Alvin is a 1-year-old boy and the youngest child in his family with two older brothers. He clings to his mother when meeting with our representatives in the hospital. His mother is a farmer of their small piece of land. His father operates a boda boda moto-taxi business. Their income goes to meeting the rental expense for their one-roomed house, and they do not have surplus to fund Alvin’s treatment.
Recently, Alvin has developed a bilateral inguinal hernia. He cries a lot as the area is sensitive and whenever he coughs. He is quite restless and has to sleep in a particular position. This has affected his day-to-day life and his mothers. He needs an inguinal hernia repair to avoid the hernia becoming strangulated.
Fortunately, on January 24th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner’s care center. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $230 to fund Alvin’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Alvin’s mother says: “I wish to see my son get well after surgery and I think with your support, all will be possible.”