Sister Kembabazi is a 50-year-old catholic nun from Uganda. She works as a church attendant in Rushoroza Cathedral, however this is a job for which she does not receive a salary. One of her favorite things to do is sing during mass.
For the last ten years, Sr Kembabazi has been experiencing lower abdominal and back pains. She is no longer able to sit or even bend down comfortably, and has also developed chest pain and swollen legs. An ultrasound scan showed that Sr Kembabazi has leiomyomas, also known as uterine fibroids. Initially, she was given some tablets to see if the fibroids would disappear, but her pain has worsened and she came to Rushoroza Hospital for treatment. Sr Kembabazi needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. If not treated, her lower abdominal pain will continue to worsen and affect her productivity and quality of life.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Sr Kembabazi’s surgery. On February 17th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Sr Kembabazi will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will hopefully improve.
Sr Kembabazi shared, “I pray that I may be considered for treatment because my condition is worsening over time. I hope to resume my usual duties in the church as soon as possible.”