Hellen is a soft-spoken, 23 year old student, living with relatives in Gilgil Town in Kenya. Hellen’s parents are elderly, and as neither they nor Hellen have a stable source of income, Hellen’s relatives are paying for her studies in food and beverage.
Just two weeks ago, after undergoing an MRI because of abdominal pain, Hellen learned that she has a fast growing mass in her abdomen, that has displaced her uterus. Hellen was told that she needs surgery urgently in order to remove the mass. If left untreated, the mass could become cancerous, and threaten Hellen’s ability to bear children.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is here to help Hellen access the care that she needs. On September 9th, Hellen will undergo a laparoscopic procedure at AIC Kijabe Hospital, at which time the mass will be removed. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is seeking $1,074 to fund Hellen’s surgery.
Hellen says: “The swelling in the stomach is growing so fast. I am scared it might be cancerous. It might also affect my ability to get kids if not treated.”
Hellen is a soft-spoken, 23 year old student, living with relatives in Gilgil Town in Kenya. Hellen's parents are elderly, and as neither th...
Hellen underwent a laparotomy so she can chase after her dreams.
Hellen had a successful surgery. She is not scheduled for any further surgery but will need to go to the clinic for follow-up care. Once she fully recovers, she is expected to have a better quality of life and go back to school to finish her courses.
Hellen says, “I am so happy I got the surgery. I feel much better and the swelling has gone. I hope to go back to my studies and pursue my passion in food and beverage.”
Her relatives could also not hide their joy: “May I take this opportunity on behalf of my family to thank you so much for the financial assistance that you gave us when we really needed the money for the operation of my niece Hellen. May the Almighty God extend your boundaries and may you never lack. Extend the same assistance to those who are in the same circumstance. Thank you and may God bless you abundantly.”
Hellen had a successful surgery. She is not scheduled for any further surgery but will need to go to the clinic for follow-up care. Once she...