To the donors, Grace says, “I would like to thank you all so much. I will ask God to bless you.”
Grace, a 48-year-old woman from Uganda, has had ten children, and she is pleased that she and her husband have managed to send all of them to school. However, during the birth of her first child 31 years ago, Grace experienced a perineal tear. This injury has never been repaired and has gotten worse with the birth of each additional child.
As a result of this wound, Grace now experiences side effects that have a significant impact on her day-to-day life. So, when Grace heard about the gynecological surgical camp at Bwindi Community Hospital, our medical partner’s care center, she took a long journey by bus from her village to the center.
Grace’s doctor told her that she needs to undergo a perineorrhaphy, or surgical repair of the perineum, to improve her symptoms. However, she and her husband, who are rice and sunflower farmers, cannot afford to pay for her treatment.
That’s where you come in. For $215, you can sponsor the full set of medical services Grace needs: from her operation on November 2, to her lab tests, to her three-day hospital stay.
Grace’s birth injury has been causing her embarrassment and discomfort for too long. She is looking forward to recovering from the operation and getting back to normal life.