Florence is a 38-year-old house helper from Uganda and a single mother to two children, ages eight and nine years old. She works as a house helper and their family lives in a one-room house.
For eight years, since her pregnancy with her youngest child, Florence has had a mass in her pelvic area. She experiences chronic pelvic pain and bloating and was diagnosed with multiple myomas and an ovarian cyst. Her medical team recommended a total abdominal hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus, to treat her condition.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,260 to fund Florence’s surgery. On August 16th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at AMH’s care center. Once recovered, Florence will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Florence shared, “I am overwhelmed with both sickness and family responsibility. I have been having this stomach upset for so long I am even worried. I need this treatment to be able to raise my young family.”