Zipporah is a 76-year-old woman from central Kenya. She is a mother of six children, all sons. She lost her husband in 1979 and has since lived with her sons.
In February 2017, Zipporah noted some troubling gynecological symptoms. She was hesitant to go to the hospital but finally decided to seek care at AIC Kijabe Hospital, our medical partner’s care center, in June. Doctors recommended that Zipporah undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy.
Zipporah needs help raising the money to pay for her surgery. Her sons work as casual laborers to support their own families and help Zipporah meet her daily needs. She sold her only sheep to raise the transport fee to the hospital.
Our medical partner requests $756 to pay for Zipporah’s hysterectomy, four nights in the hospital, lab tests, and medicine. Her operation is currently scheduled for July 24.
“My hope is to be treated and lead a normal life after surgery,” shares Zipporah. Let’s help make that happen!