Nyamirere is a 70-year-old farmer from Uganda. She has three children, but sadly two have passed away. Her husband also passed away many years ago. Nyamirere lives with her remaining son who helps provide for her.
For the past three years, Nyamirere has experienced severe abdominal pain. Due to the pain, Nyamirere is unable to do many of her daily activities, such as cooking and washing. After seeking treatment, Nyamirere was diagnosed with multiple uterine fibroids, a collection of non-cancerous smooth muscle tumors. Nyamirere’s doctors recommended a total abdominal hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. However, Nyamirere is unable to afford this treatment.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On June 8th, Nyamirere will undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy at our AMH’s care center. Once recovered, Nyamirere will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Now, AMH is requesting $219 to fund Nyamirere’s surgery.
Nyamireere says, “In my elderly years, I would prefer the best health, but I don’t have money to have it, but having heard of you, I had to come for the possible support. I will live better after surgery as I resume homestead activities.”