Ainembabazi is a two-year-old girl and is youngest in her family of three children. Her mother is a small-scale farmer while her father is a bicycle mechanic. Her older siblings are 9 and 5 years old. Their family rents a single room for shelter and have to work hard to earn enough for their day-to-day needs.
In November 2020, Ainembabazi developed a fever and her mother noticed she had a swelling on her stomach which she thought could be the cause of the fever. She bought medicine to rub on the swell hoping that the it would recede but it did not. Ainembabazi’s mom shared that her daughter cries most of the time and has recently started growing thinner, which she associates with the swelling. Ainembabazi has always been a playful girl but has recently stopped being active. She was brought to our Medical Partner’s Care Center Rushoroza Hospital for medical advice. Doctors have determined that she has a cyst and if not treated, pains could persist and would in the long-run stop her from doing her day-to-day activities. Unfortunately, her parents are not able to afford the cost of surgery and appeal for help.
On March 16th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Ainembabazi’s family needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.
Ainembabazi’s mother says, “I pray that my daughter may get well through surgery as I look forward to taking her to school.”