Hellen is a 60-year-old widow and mother of 3 with a rare condition her doctors tell us is “much studied in medical school but uncommonly seen.” Hellen’s condition, pheochromocytoma, is a benign adrenal gland tumor which produces chemicals that cause severe hypertension. In addition to hypertension, Hellen suffers from vomiting, pain when swallowing, abnormal weight loss, general weakness and fatigue, and sweat spells. Without treatment, her high blood pressure will cause her major organs to shut down, and her doctors say she will not live.
Fortunately, there’s a good chance doctors at AMHF can cure Hellen by removing her adrenal gland. With surgery, they believe it’s possible for Hellen to go on to live a normal, healthy life.
Hellen is a hardworking woman. She makes a modest income by farming in her small garden and tending to her two cows. She raised her 3 children single-handedly has taken immense pride in seeing them grow up.
Hellen and her children have scraped together $385 to contribute towards her medical care. It’s up to us to raise the remaining $850 she needs to receive treatment. Let’s do this!