Osman, Pediatric hernia

Osman, age about two years, was brought to us by his mother on Sunday morning to remind us of the hernia he has had since birth. Osman belongs to a family of poor farmers in Sierra Leone who cannot afford the two to three hundred dollars to have his hernia repaired. But they understand that without the surgery, Osman will not only live with pain, but his ability to do heavy work will be very limited.