Owembabazi is a bursar from Uganda and a single mother of a 4-year-old. She is not married yet because, she shared, she has not yet met a suitable man. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and works as an assistant bursar at a secondary school in Uganda. She currently lives with her mother and likes listening to Gospel music during her free time.
Three weeks ago, she developed severe abdominal and back pains that restrict her from even bending down easily and sleeping. She decided to come to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital to seek medical advice.
At Rushoroza, she presented with a history of left severe pain associated with an ovarian mass that has been progressively increasing in size. If not treated, severe pain could stop her from doing her day to day activities. It could also be cancerous thus spreading to other body organs.
Owembabazi has been sidelined by the COVID19 situation because she no longer receives a salary since the schools closed in March. She is currently on her own and seeks financial support.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Owembabazi receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a curative laporotomy, a surgery to remove cancerous tissue, on October 7th at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $284, and Owembabazi needs your support.
Owembabazi says, “I pray that I get well through surgery because I am in severe pain. I will resume my usual duties as an assistant bursar once the government lifts the ban on secondary schools.”