“I thank the donors for everything they do to support our treatment,” shares Christine.
Christine is a 41-year-old woman from Uganda. A divorced mother of one, Christine lives with her parents. She works hard to provide for her son, growing beans, bananas, and cassava for food on her father’s small piece of land. She also sells petrol and paraffin for income to support her elderly parents and son’s schooling.
For about two weeks now, Christine has experienced abdominal pain and fever. At the hospital, doctors detected a cystic mass in her uterus. However, they need to conduct more tests to determine the nature of the mass. Specifically, they will conduct a laparotomy, a procedure that entails making an incision in the abdomen in order to gain more diagnostic information.
Christine cannot afford to pay for this new test. But that’s where you come in. Your donation will help us build towards the $307 total we need to sponsor Christine’s laparotomy on August 16. This sum will also provide for her other lab tests, medications, and five-day hospital stay.
With the information gained from this procedure, Christine’s doctors will be better equipped to develop the best treatment plan for her. This, in turn, means getting Christine back to her family—and to the farm work that supports them—as soon as possible.