“I hope to get well and be able to care of my son and meet my dream of starting a shop for selling clothes,” expresses Cecilia, a 38-year-old mother in Kenya.
“Cecilia is a beautiful single lady with only one child, a son, who is 17 years old. She sells clothes by the roadside near her home to earn money to meet her family’s basic needs,” shares African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), our medical partner in Kenya. For about a year, Cecilia has experienced heavy bleeding, pain, and anemia as side-effects of uterine fibroids—noncancerous growths common to women in child-bearing years. “If not treated, Cecilia will continue to bleed and the fibroids will keep growing, affecting surrounding body organs. The anemia will also become severe, leading to Cecilia requiring blood transfusion and other health complications,” explains AMHF.
For $790, we can fund a total hysterectomy for Cecilia, a procedure from which AMHF expects Cecilia to recover completely; “she will be relieved from the pain, bleeding and anemia.” Together, we can help Cecilia care for her son and move towards her dream!