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Help Just In The Nick Of Time

Field Report by Lauryn Vickers

HAITI – Single mother Alexandra lives with her 11-year-old daughter, her mother, and her sister in Haiti. As sole provider for her family, she spends her days working hard as a secretary for a security agency.  

Then Alexandra began to experience pain and uterine bleeding. She visited a local clinic to figure out what the problem was. During her medical exam, the doctor detected an abdominal mass. A further sonogram confirmed that Alexandra had a fibroma. 

Alexandra’s doctor informed her that she should immediately prepare for a surgery, due to the serious position of the fibroma. However, Alexandra postponed the procedure because she didn’t have the money to pay for the surgery and no other family member could help. She resolved that she would just have to endure the pain. 

But a few months later, things got worse. Her return visit to the clinic revealed that two more fibromas had grown on Alexandra’s abdomen and the first fibroma had grown in size. It wasn’t long before Alexandra was experiencing difficulty breathing, severe anemia, and frequent fainting. She had to stop working and could barely walk.  

As her condition worsened, Alexandra required a blood transfusion and she was told that any further delay could kill her.  

Alexandra felt hopeless and out of options. But she remembered a Christian women’s non-profit, Femmes VEE. Alexandra contacted the organization, and they connected her with Operation Blessing in Haiti. When our staff heard Alexandra’s story, they knew you would want to help. 

Thanks to the compassion of friends like you, Alexandra was soon admitted to surgery. All fibromas were successfully removed, and Alexandra is now on the road to recovery. Thank you for your heart to see the lives of men, women, and children around the world changed, their futures forever marked by your love! 

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