Keti is a 50-year-old woman and mother of five children, four sons and one daughter. Keti operates a retail shop with her husband to make ends meet. They took a loan to service their business so they can continue to operate. Keti loves education, but could not afford high school and now works hard to see her children excel in school. Two of her sons completed university, and Keti hopes all of them will complete this as well. She is proud and hopeful for her children’s lives.
Ten years ago, Keti began experiencing troubling symptoms, including shortness of breath, anterior neck swelling and issues swallowing. Keti was diagnosed with bilateral goitre. Keti had tried managing the condition with pain medication, but could not resolve it and opted to come to our medical partner’s care center. Keti now requires surgery to prevent her symptoms from worsening.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Keti raise $252 for her treatment. Keri is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on September 6th where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. Keti hopes to heal quickly post-surgery.
Keti shared, “I think when operated, the pain will be no more, and I will get relief from these symptoms that have been my problem over the past years.”