Meet Mary, a 41-year-old woman from Kenya. Mary is a single mother of two school-age children and works as a housemaid.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares, “For over one year now, Mary has been having bleeding and pain in her lower abdomen.” This bleeding is caused by fibroids in her uterus. Fibroids are benign tumors that grow along the wall of the uterus and often appear during childbearing years.
Mary works as a house helper in a nearby city. AMHF explains, “The little income that Mary makes is not enough to take care of her family needs and still pay for this treatment.”
“My children are fully dependent on me. I hope this condition is treated so that I can be able to continue working and supporting my children,” Mary remarks.
For $790 we can fund Mary’s total abdominal hysterectomy. Doctors will remove her uterus and cervix in order to prevent the uterine fibroids from redeveloping.
AMHF predicts, “After surgery, Mary will recover fully. She will be free from the abdominal pain, bleeding and risk of anemia. Mary will be able to work and educate and support her children.”
Let’s fund surgery for this hardworking mother!