Martha is 79-years-old but she has the vibrant spirit of a much younger person! Martha has lived in rural eastern Kenya for her entire life, spending most of her days working as a peasant farmer and raising her nine children. Martha’s husband died several years ago so her son cares for her, he is the one who noticed that his mother’s stomach had continued to swell for quite some time.
Martha’s son brought her to the local health clinic where doctors discovered a large pelvic-abdominal mass and immediately recommended that Martha undergo a hysterectomy. Martha’s family is devastated that they cannot afford the cost of her care. Her sons says, “we love our mother so much and we hope she can get well, when she is sick we also feel sick.”
For $885, Martha will receive a total abdominal hysterectomy. This surgery will remove the large mass and relieve Martha’s pain and discomfort. Together we can make sure not only that Martha recovers, but that her family recovers as well.