Tumuhimbise is a farmer from Uganda and a single mother of two grown children, ages 24 and 30. Unfortunately, she was not able to see them through schooling due to financial challenges. She lives with her elderly parents and takes care of them. She loves singing in church.
For the last six years, Tumuhimbise has experienced chronic abdominal pain, severe bleeding and backaches. She is unable to work on the farm and household chores are becoming difficult, yet she must care for her parents. She has been diagnosed with Multiple Leiomyoma with chronic pelvic pain. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Tumuhimbise’s surgery. On February 17th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Tumuhimbise will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will improve.
Tumuhimbise shared, “I pray for a successful surgery. I will resume farming and caring for my elderly parents as soon as I recover.”