Patient Stories: Mildred
Mildred developed fistula when she was only 19 years old. In the one year it took her to access surgery, her father made the decision to leave the household. But her mother, Jane, stayed. She is Mildred’s strongest supporter and advocate, and remained at her side for every single doctor appointment along the way.
She received free surgery in 2016 through the Freedom from Fistula Foundation at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. It took several weeks to heal completely, but today, Mildred is finally fistula free.
Access to free fistula repair surgery transformed Mildred’s life, restoring her health, her happiness, and giving her a bright and promising future.