Gloria is a farmer and mother of nine children with four pairs of twins and a youngest child. Gloria’s children are still in school. Gloria had hoped to become a banker, but could not afford the school fees. Gloria and her husband work together as farmers. Her husband also trades charcoal to help make ends meet for their family. Most of their income is dedicated to the family’s basic needs and school fees so the family is unable to afford healthcare at this time.
Fifteen years ago, Gloria began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck swelling, persistent headaches, and shortness of breath. Gloria was diagnosed with a bilateral goiter. She could not find relief with traditional treatment and now requires surgery to prevent her symptoms from worsening.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is helping Gloria receive treatment. Gloria is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on September 6th where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. AMHF is helping Gloria raise $252 to cover the cost of this procedure.
Gloria shared, “I come to you asking for your support, without it I won’t be able to raise the money needed for my surgery. I need to save my health, but have no way out.”