Joy is a 48-year-old woman from Uganda. She is a farmer who grows sorghum, beans, yams, cassava, millet, potatoes, and vegetables for food. During her free time, Joy enjoys weaving baskets and mats, visiting friends and relatives, and teaching her daughters how to weave baskets and mats.
For the last two years, Joy has experienced abdominal pain, back pain, and irregular bleeding. She tried to go the nearby clinic for treatment but she was not helped. The doctor then referred her to Bwindi Community Hospital, our medical partner’s care center.
At the hospital, Joy was diagnosed with cervical cancer and recommended to undergo a hysterectomy procedure to relieve her from pain and prevent her cancer from spreading to other organs.
On September 18, Joy will undergo a hysterectomy. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, has requested $321 to fund Joy’s procedure. This will cover the full cost of treatment, including a five-night hospital stay, labs, medication, supplies, and surgeon time. After treatment, Joy hopes to start a business to support her family.