Evalyn is a 40-year-old calm, confident, and understanding mother. She is married and has one child and has a history of secondary infertility since 2007. Her daughter is studying in high school class one. Evalyn managed to complete high school but couldn’t proceed due to lack of school fees. To earn a living, she engages in small-scale farming on her piece of land where she grows food crops for home consumption and often sells the surplus to generate income for the family. Her husband works as a casual laborer.
Evalyn sought help after experiencing pain in her right-side region, associated with abnormal bleeding, backache, and lower abdominal pain. She has been experiencing these symptoms for the past 6 years. Due to limited finances, she had never sought medical treatment and had always relied on local herbs. However, she gained no relief from her symptoms. When the symptoms persisted, she came to see a doctor and was diagnosed with a right hemorrhagic (bleeding) ovarian cyst.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. Evalyn is scheduled to have surgery to remove the cyst on August 8th at AMH’s care center. Now, she needs help raising $220 to fund the procedure and her care.
Evalyn says, “I think this cyst is even the cause of my infertility, I have great hopes that once operated, I will get well and may even have another child.”