Jolly is a 66-year-old mother with three grown children. She lost her husband when she was still very young and was the breadwinner for her family. She has worked as a farmer growing millet, maize, and cassava to support her family.
For six months, Jolly has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and bleeding. When the symptoms became persistent, she visited the hospital at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), and was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Doctors recommended that Jolly undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons remove her uterus. Jolly is concerned that without treatment, she would be at risk of further complications, as cancer could metastasize resulting in premature death.
Fortunately, on September 9th, Jolly will undergo gynecological surgery at AMH’s care center. Once she recovers, Jolly will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. AMH is requesting $219 to fund her surgery.
Jolly shared, “I am afraid of the implication of this condition and what it would do to my health. I don’t have money to pay, and I appeal for your help.”