To the donors helping her, Santa would like to say, “Thank you, and may the Lord give you everything you need.”
A 38-year-old woman from Uganda, Santa has been having lower abdominal pain for the past year. This has seriously impacted her day-to-day life. As a result of the discomfort, Santa hasn’t been able to farm her land as much. Because she is the sole provider for her six children, her family has not had as much food to eat as they usually do.
Recently, Santa traveled 36 hours by bus from her village to Bwindi Community Hospital, our medical partner’s care center. There, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Santa needs a total abdominal hysterectomy to remove the cancerous lesions in her cervix. While she is under anesthetic, the doctors will also examine whether the cancer has spread and decide whether she will require any further treatment.
Santa cannot afford to pay for this operation. But we can help. For $321, we can sponsor her surgery on November 2, as well as the related lab tests, medications, and five-day hospital stay.
When she has recovered from her surgery, Santa looks forward to getting back to farming her onions and cassava, and to selling this produce to support her family.