Allen is a 60-year-old small-scale farmer from Uganda. She lost her husband fifteen years ago and raised their six children on her own since his passing. As she was unable to afford their school fees, her children’s income is modest, and they are unable to support their mother while she cannot work on the farm due to her medical condition. Allen hopes to resume her work once she recovers.
Thirty years ago, Allen began to experience troubling symptoms, including a growing anterior neck swelling that caused pain. She has also been experiencing respiratory issues affecting her productivity. She was diagnosed with multinodular thyroiditis. She visited our medical partner’s hospital for review, and the doctors recommended she undergo a thyroidectomy to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Allen receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 3rd, during which the surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and she and her family need help raising money.
Allen says, “I hope for a quick recovery, and after my complete recovery, I will resume farming.”