December 6, 2021
Martha is a joyful four-year-old girl from Western Uganda. Her mother sells vegetables, while her father works as a taxi driver. She loves acting, and her mother shared that when she is playing with other children, she likes to pretend to be a mother taking care of others. She has not yet started school due to the pandemic.
Two years ago, Martha developed swelling near her left eye. Her mother thought it would go away on its own, but the swollen area has been gradually growing. Martha experiences headaches and her mother is worried about her.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Martha receive treatment. After she was examined at AMH’s care center, she was diagnosed with a sebaceous cyst, or a noncancerous cyst of the skin. On December 8th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Martha and her family need help raising $137 to fund her procedure and care.
Martha’s mother shared, “I am worried that without treatment, the mass will disfigure her face and cover her eye. Please support her surgery.”
Martha is a joyful four-year-old girl from Western Uganda. Her mother sells vegetables, while her father works as a taxi driver. She loves a...
February 22, 2022
Martha underwent mass excision surgery and had a bright future ahead.
Martha’s cyst removal was a success!
Our medical partner was so happy to share that surgeons successfully excised the sebaceous cyst near Martha’s left eye. Her family was relieved to see her doing so well after her procedure, and are grateful to have the fear of future complications reduced. With this treatment, Martha will be able to start school, play with her friends, and grow up without having to worry about her condition worsening. Martha’s family is grateful for the support!
Martha had a big smile heading home and her mother shared, “I am now relieved that my child has been treated and I hope that she will be able to concentrate in school like other children.”
Martha's cyst removal was a success!
Our medical partner was so happy to share that surgeons successfully excised the sebaceous cyst nea...