Martha is a 12-year-old girl from Kenya. She is the first born in a family of five children. She is in grade seven and was top of her class in the end-of-term exams.
Last year, Martha started experiencing abdominal pains and headaches. She underwent a scan, which showed three hepatic hydatid cysts. The surgeon at our medical partner has recommended she undergo a laparotomy to treat the cysts.
Without treatment, the cysts may rupture or become cancerous. Fortunately, Martha is now scheduled to undergo surgery at our medical partner’s care center on April 16.
Her mother says, “I am very worried about my daughter, even the teachers are concerned. I am hoping she can get help and be well again to continue with her education.”