Pamela is a 40-year-old woman who is a mother to three children and a second wife to her husband. Her eldest son, who supports the family, is married and works at a construction site as a casual laborer. Her other children are in school where their fees are paid through government scholarships.
Pamela started experiencing pain and excessive bleeding last year April. She was given some pain management drugs after visiting the hospital. However, the bleeding continued. She had some tests done and was told she had cervical cancer. To remove the cancer and stop it from spreading, Pamela needs a total abdominal hysterectomy (surgery to remove her uterus and cervix through the abdomen).
If Pamela does not undergo this surgery, the cancer will likely spread and it may lead to premature death. However, she cannot afford treatment and so needs our help to raise the necessary funds.
Pamela says, “I want to be well and continue working for a living.”