Meet Davis, a playful, six year old boy, living with his parents and three siblings in Uganda. Both of his parents are small scale farmers, who own a three room mud house where the family lives.
Davis developed a hernia in March 2020. When his mother noticed the hernia, she brought Davis to a local health center where he was treated, and discharged with medication. Recently, the swelling around the hernia has increased, causing Davis to have severe pain. If his hernia isn’t surgically resolved, Davis risks strangulation of the hernia, which could have a significantly negative impact on his quality of life.
With help from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Davis is scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery on October 3rd, at Rushoroza Hospital. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is seeking $170 to fund this procedure, so that Davis can go on to live a healthy, active, and comfortable life.
Davis’ mother says: “I pray that my son gets well through surgery so that he may be able to live a normal life once again and take on his studies comfortably.”