Meriadah is a small-scale farmer from South Western Uganda. She is a third wife, but sadly, her husband passed away in 2004, and her in-laws pushed her out of her husband’s property. Still, she managed to get space and build a small two-roomed house, where she lives with two of her eight children. Her children are still in school, and as the only provider in the family, she relies on small-scale farming for a living.
Three years ago, Meriadah began to experience troubling symptoms, including severe abdominal pains. She was diagnosed with a large irregular adnexal mass after an ultrasound. She underwent surgeries to excise the mass. Her doctors also recommend a laparotomy, which is a surgery that opens up the abdominal cavity to treat her condition.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $279 to fund Meriadah’s surgery. On November 30th, she will undergo this surgery to greatly improve her quality of life.
With tears of joy, Meriadah said, “After the surgery, I hope to be able to go back to the farms with ease and attend social gatherings with ease.”