Alice is a 36-year-old woman from the Rukingiri district in southwestern Uganda. She is an outspoken, social, and patient lady who has endured a painful condition for ten years without giving up on seeking treatment. Alice attended school through seventh grade but couldn’t continue her education due to a lack of funding. Her four children all currently attend school. Alice engages in small-scale farming and grows beans, millet, and maize. Her husband works as a casual laborer on other people’s farms to sustain his family.
For the past ten years, Alice has experienced persistent pain on the left side of her abdomen. She described the pain as a sharp sensation that penetrates deep into her stomach and radiates to her back. In addition to the abdominal pain, she also suffers from a lower backache and bleeding in a sensitive area. Upon examination, she was diagnosed with a left ovarian cystic mass and was advised to undergo a cystectomy for treatment. However, she cannot currently afford the surgery.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On July 5th, Alice will undergo a ovarian cystectomy at AMH’s care center. AMH is requesting $220 to cover the cost of Alice’s treatment.
Alice said, “I hope to get healed once I am given your support to undergo surgery.”