Kone is a 59-year-old nun from Burma who has been living at a monastery since she was 21 years old.
Although she is post-menopausal, Kone has been experiencing vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain for the past few months. She has also noticed a mass in her lower abdomen.
Her local health clinic referred her to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, where Kone underwent imaging tests and was diagnosed with uterine fibroids. These are benign tumors in the uterus, but can cause patients substantial pain, as is the case for Kone. A total hysterectomy was recommended to relieve her of her pain.
She is scheduled to have her hysterectomy on June 9, and is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of the procedure.
“I am very excited to have surgery soon,” shares Kone.