Due to quick fatigue and abdominal pain, 48-year-old Grace is not able to consistently work.
Grace is a woman who lives in Central Kenya with her family. Grace and her husband, who sells bicycle spare parts to provide for the family, have four children. One has completed secondary education and the other two are still in schooling. They lost one child to a road accident. Grace used to work in their small farm, but has since stopped due to her medical condition.
Grace started experiencing heavy bleeding two years ago, and was referred to a hospital for treatment, where she was diagnosed with uterine fibroids. In March, Grace was referred to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), for care.
Grace has to sit down to clean, and she is unable to attend to her small farm. If not treated, Grace will continue experiencing pain and heavy flow, which may result in anemia.
After the doctors at AMHF perform a total abdominal hysterectomy, Grace will be able to work on her farm again and the risk of anemia will be eliminated. The total treatment cost, including post-operative care, is $800.
“I want to be treated, get relieved of the pain, and be able to raise our children,” shares Grace.