Christine is a single, 35-year-old who lives in Kiambu County with her 12-year-old child. She trades in second-hand clothes to make a living for her small family.
Since September 2019, Christine started experiencing pain on the right side of her abdomen. She has visited many clinics without much change. She then came to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Nazareth Hospital and had a scan that showed she has gallstones. Treatment was given to try to dissolve them without success. On 1st March, she experienced severe pain. A repeat ultrasound scan showed the stones are still there and surgery is advised. Unfortunately due to her limited income, Christine is not in a position to meet the cost and she requests support.
If not treated Christine will continue to have severe pain and may suffer complications like pancreatitis, blockage of the gallbladder, or may even become cancerous.
Christine shared, “I have gone through a lot of pain and yet am unable to raise the money for this surgery. I kindly request for help so that I can go on with my normal life and take care of my daughter.”