60-year-old Loy is from Uganda, where she lives in a remote village in the hills. She walked all day with one of her granddaughters to reach the hospital to seek care. Loy’s condition started around nine months ago and causes her acute pain in the abdomen when eating, taking deep breaths, and even sitting. This has made it impossible for her to work and do normal chores around the house. She has been diagnosed with peritonitis, an inflammation of the abdominal membrane, and has been scheduled for a laparotomy.
Because of the pain, Loy no longer farms her land, but her grandchildren have planted crops and bring her food. One of her greatest pleasures is spending time with her grandchildren, watching them play and telling them stories about when she was a young girl. After her surgery, she is looking forward to being able to weave baskets again.
“I wish all the donors God’s blessings so their continuous helping work will go on smoothly,” says Loy.
Watsi is requesting $307 to fund Loy’s treatment.