The photo on the left was when Moses was visiting the doctor to seek his first treatment last fall. The photo in the middle is Moses with one of his doctors yesterday and the photo on the right is Moses - with NO MASS. Thank you!
Many of you have followed the story of Bateganya Moses for some time now. He is a boy who lives in Butangala - where one of the Hearts & Hope partner schools is located.
He was living with a large mass on his neck that was growing larger. Eventually, it started to effect his breathing and eating. He became a very sick little boy.
Our staff in Uganda paid to get Moses on a list at a hospital where surgery could be performed to remove the mass. The cost would be over $750 - a lot of money anywhere, but especially in Uganda. Friends of Hearts & Hope, just like you, rose to the occasion and donated those funds, plus more, to cover the expenses.
Moses entered the hospital in late September where he received a treatment to reduce the size of the mass. This was going to be necessary before surgery could even be considered. Moses stayed in the hospital while he received the treatments and they soon found the procedure was making permanent changes. Eventually it was decided he might not need the major surgery after all; perhaps only a minor operation! He remained in the hospital with his mother for over a month. Thankfully, funds donated covered their expenses.
Moses was dismissed in early November and was told to return in 6 weeks for a check up. Today, we received news that the mass is totally gone! And not even a minor surgery will be required! Prayers of thanksgiving for this precious child. And many thanks to our staff in Uganda for their diligence in getting Moses appropriate care and for all of you who donated to our Major Medical Fund which allowed us to fund this treatment. We are grateful!
Moses is now sponsored and will get to begin the new school year in Butangala very soon!
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.