Julia is a 55-year-old widow from Malawi. She lives with one of her five children and has ten grandchildren. She runs a small groundnut and maize farm with her family. When she is not farming, she likes cooking, playing with her grandchildren, and chatting with her friends.
One year ago, Julia began to experience pelvic pain and bleeding. As a result, she was unable to work on her farm and felt very weak. She went to our medical partner’s care center, Nkhoma Hospital, where she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Julia needs a total abdominal hysterectomy, a surgery that will remove her uterus. Once her surgery is complete, she is expected to be cancer-free and make a full recovery. The surgery is scheduled for January 17, and our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $643 to fund the treatment.
“I need God to be my hope during surgery, and I give thanks to the Watsi team,” says Julia.