Magezi is a 48-year-old married man from Uganda. He has four children, who are quadruplets; two boys and two girls. He feels blessed to have quadruplets but also he feels sad because he is unable to take good care of them with the little money he earns.
For six years, Magezi had lived with a hernia in his right inguinal (groin) area. A hernia occurs when part of the intestine protrudes through the inner groin area. About three years ago he had a hernia repair. However, two years after surgery he developed another hernia in the same area. He feels a lot of pain, especially when he coughs and or with any straining. If not treated, the hernia could become stuck, leading to damage to the intestine or even the stomach.
$249 will cover the costs of the surgery and care Magezi needs. After surgery he hopes to continue farming so that he can continue supporting his family.