Gertrude is a farmer and a mother of six children, two daughters and four sons. Her youngest children are in school while the eldest are now married. Gertrude’s husband is also a farmer.
For three years now, Gertrude has been experiencing pain and other symptoms. She has been diagnosed with premalignant cervical lesions. She was not able to seek treatment due to financial challenges, so has relied on pain medicine to help. However, with persistent pain, she came to Nyakibale Hospital and doctors have recommended surgery. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $219 to fund Gertrude’s surgery. On April 5th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center. Once recovered, Gertrude will be able to finally resume her daily activities free of pain.
Gertrude is hopeful to feel herself again soon and told us, “I hope to get back to normal health and continue with farming to sustain my family once all goes well after my surgery.”