“I always wanted to go into the beauty industry. I dream of one day owning a small beauty shop,” says Mary, a 29-year-old wife and mother of two from Kenya.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us, “Mary started losing feeling in her legs a couple of years ago. She is now no longer able to walk or feel her legs.”
Mary’s condition is the result of a brain tumor compressing the area of her brain that controls leg movement. The recommended treatment for Mary is a craniotomy—a surgical procedure in which doctors open the skull to access the brain and them remove the tumor.
“If the surgery is not done soon,” explains AMHF, “Mary is likely to suffer permanent brain damage and/or death.”
For $1,205 in funding, Mary can undergo the needed surgery. Mary’s family members and friends have raised $325 to cover any additional medical costs.
“We expect that after the surgery and treatment, Mary will regain use of her legs, and she will be able to work towards her dream of becoming a small business owner,” AMHF shares.
Let’s help Mary get the surgery she needs!