Teddy is a small-scale farmer from southwest Uganda. She is a mother of seven children, all of whom are still in school. Her husband also works as a farmer, and she shares that most of their income goes towards paying their children’s school fees and meeting their family’s day-to-day needs.
Two years ago, Teddy began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck swelling, difficulty swallowing, and trouble breathing. She was diagnosed with nodular goitre, meaning she has an enlarged thyroid gland. She must undergo surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Teddy receive treatment. On August 9th, she is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy at our medical partner’s care center. During this procedure, surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This treatment will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money.
Teddy says, “I hope to get well upon treatment, resume my good health, and continue with farming.”