Santrina is a small-scale farmer who needs surgery to live pain free. After giving birth to her daughter in 2000, Santrina separated from her husband, who died shortly thereafter. She then decided to return to her maternal home, where she continues to live, supporting herself and her daughter through farming.
Three months ago, Santrina began experiencing severe lower abdominal pains. She has also had abnormal and heavy bleeding, which she thought was because of her age. While she hoped that this would normalize over time, she has instead experienced more symptoms including dizziness, and severe pain, which resulted in her being hospitalized. Ultimately, she was diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids and abnormal uterine bleeding, and doctors have told her that she needs surgery to correct her condition. Because of everything that has gone on, Santrina has had to give up farming, which was her only source of income.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $319 to fund Santrina's surgery, a hysterectomy, which is scheduled to take place on June 9th at Rushroza Hospital. After this procedure, Santrina will be able to resume her life, free from pain.
Santrina says, “My family cannot afford the surgery and I ask for assistance. I hope to get well through surgery and be able to live a normal life again and continue taking good care of my family.”