Medius, a mother of three and a small-scale farmer, attained education up to the 7th grade in primary school but discontinued her studies due to insufficient funds to cover the school fees. Working alongside her husband, they now cultivate a diverse range of crops, including beans, cabbages, and other produce. They sell a portion of their harvest to generate funds for their children’s education. Their eldest child is fourteen years old and currently in the third year of secondary school. The second child is twelve years old and studying in the fourth grade of primary school, while the youngest is ten and attends the third grade of primary school.
Eight months ago, Medius noticed a minor swelling under her armpit. Initially, it was merely itchy; she could relieve the itch by scratching it. Over time, the swelling gradually grew in size. Eventually, Medius started experiencing discomfort and decided to seek medical assistance. Although she received treatment, it only provided temporary relief from the pain.
Now the excruciating pains stemming from the affected area have significantly impaired Medius’ arm mobility, making it exceedingly challenging for her to move it comfortably. As a result, she has been forced to cease her farming activities. Medius used to actively participate in singing at her church, but due to her condition, she can no longer clap her hands while singing either.
To seek relief, Medius embarked on a journey to our medical partner’s care center, where she will undergo surgery on June 13th to remove the mass. However, she requires assistance in raising the necessary funds amounting to $145, to cover the cost of this crucial procedure.
Medius says, “My condition has greatly affected my productivity and other day-to-day activities. I pray that I may get well through surgery. I will plan to start farming again after recovery.”