Meet Esther, a 46-year-old mother of four from Kenya. A year ago, Esther noticed increasing pain accompanied by irregular and heavy menses. “Esther was diagnosed with early cancer of the cervix,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).
“Esther is married and they have four children. Both Esther and her husband are farmers. Only their first born who could not make it to college after school works as a waiter in a hotel,” continues AMHF. “The income for this family is inadequate to cover the cost of treatment.”
Ester needs a total abdominal hysterectomy - a surgical procedure that removes both the uterus and the cervix through an incision in the lower abdomen. “If not treated, the cancer may advance and spread to other organs,” says AMHF.
With a donation of $790, Esther can receive the surgery that she needs. She shares, “My dream is to start my own small business of selling old clothes. I pray for Watsi assistance and a successful surgery.”