Owen is a hardworking farmer from Uganda. She is married and has three children, all of whom are in school. To support their family, she and her husband both work as farmers. She also sells farm products to generate additional income to support her family’s day-to-day needs.
For the past two years, Owen has been experiencing backaches, abdominal pain, and severe bleeding. She has already previously received two blood transfusion due to anemia. She sought medical attention due to her troubling symptoms and was diagnosed by with multiple uterine myomas. Owen shared that due to financial constraints, she is not able to fund her needed procedure. However, if her condition is not treated, her symptoms will continue, and her rapid loss of blood will put her at risk of redeveloping anemia. She must undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus, healing her condition.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is requesting $219 to fund Owen’s surgery. On August 5th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at AMHF’s care center. Once recovered, Owen will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Owen says, “I hope to get support and undergo my surgery. I will get better and continue with farming in good health to sustain my family.”