Vanansio is a 24-year-old, hardworking man from Western Uganda. He is intellectually disabled and under the care of his sister. Vanansio’s sister is a farmer, and supplements her income with casual labor on other people’s farms to make a living.
For two years, Vanansio has been experiencing swelling in his groin. Over the past six months, the swelling has become very painful, especially when he does strenuous activities.
At our medical partner’s care center, Vanansio was examined and diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. Surgery was recommended, and successful treatment will reduce the chances of further complications including strangulated hernia. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $230 to fund Vanansio’s surgery. Fortunately, on April 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Vanansio’s sister shared, “he enjoys grazing the goats, but due to the condition, he has stopped. With successful surgery, we hope he will go back to grazing.”