Irene is a 45-year-old woman from Uganda. She and her husband, Jackson, are subsistence farmers with six children, who are all attending school. She enjoys watching them play with others and teaching them traditional music and dance.
Irene came to our medical partner’s hospital, Bwindi Community Hospital, with a lot of pain and discomfort in her lower abdomen. After examining her, doctors discovered that she has a uterine condition and advised she undergo a hysterectomy. The surgery is scheduled for January 18.
Irene and Jackson are unable to cover the full cost of her treatment. However, she would like to help fund her surgery herself, so she has provided $4 to subsidize the cost. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, has requested the remaining $321 to fund her treatment.
Irene sends her thanks to Watsi donors for helping her. When she is fully recovered, she is looking forward to returning to farming.