Jane is a nursing assistant from Uganda who came to the hospital with complaints of lower abdominal pains and heavy irregular bleeding that has been persistent for three years. From previous hospital visits, she had myoma diagnosis and surgery recommended. However, she could not afford the cost of surgery and was discharged home with pain medications.
In recent months, the pain became severe and she came to our Medical Partner’s facility, where she was diagnosed with subserosal posterior myoma and advised to have a hysterectomy. If not treated, Jane is at risk of anaemia and a worsened state of health.
Jane is a 45-year-old mother of 3 children. Her children are all in school and most of her earnings go towards their school fees. Jane works as a nursing assistant at a small mission dispensary, while her husband is a peasant farmer, growing cabbages, tomatoes and carrots for a living. Jane is not able to meet the cost of surgery and appeals for help.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Jane’s surgery. On May 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Jane will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Jane says, “I hope to get fine after my surgery is done because am in deep pain.”