Asumpta is a 52-year-old single woman, humble, confident and caring. She was a Catholic nun and retired in 2015 after completion of her years of service. Asumpta joined the convent after finishing senior four and then training at an institute in agriculture and counselling. She now lives at her parental home where she cares for her mother and three orphans, the children of her deceased sister. Asumpta farms for a living but most of the food she grows is for home consumption. She sells off the surplus to generate an income for the family and to pay school fees for her foster children.
For two years, Asumpta has been experiencing worrying symptoms, including bleeding that causes anemia so severe that she has twice received transfusions. Asumpta has lost weight and has lower abdominal pain and backaches. She often experiences episodes of swollen feet and has repeatedly sought medical treatment, without success.
Asumpta has been diagnosed with heavy uterine bleeding due to a leiomyoma, also called a uterine fibroid. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), can help Asumpta. On September 5th, she will undergo gynecological surgery to remove the fibroid and her uterus. AMHF is requesting $219 to fund Asumpta’s surgery.
Once recovered, Asumpta will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Asumpta says, “I have high hopes that with your support, I will be operated on and will surely get well again - thank you.”