Kamukama is 23-year-old farmer from Uganda. She studied records and information management in university, and has yet to secure employment. Currently, Kamukama lives with her parents practicing subsistence farming. Her father brokers cows, while her mother works on the farm to make ends meet for their family.
In February, Kamukama had a miscarriage at 2 months. Weeks later, she developed persistent abdominal pains and high-grade fevers that were managed with pain medication. However, the pains persisted, and she came to Rushoroza Hospital for review. Scan results were suggestive of pelvic abscess, a life-threatening condition in which infected fluids accumulate either in the fallopian tubes, or other abdominal tissues. Now, Kamukama requires curative laparotomy to reduce complications such as peritonitis and septic shock, which could be fatal. She is not able to meet the cost of surgery and appeals for help.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kamukama receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a curative laporotomy, a surgery to remove cancerous tissue, on March 8th at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $284, and Kamukama and her family need your support.
Kamukama shared, “I pray for a successful surgery. I am still a youth and have many dreams in life. I hope to find the job of my profession as soon as I recover completely.”