Meet Kedress - a small-scale farmer, and mother of nine children, three of whom are still in school.
18 years ago, Kedress began to experience troubling symptoms, including progressive anterior neck swelling, difficulty speaking, and fatigue. Because she tires easily and feels discomfort in her neck, her ability to work has been negatively impacted. She has been diagnosed with a non-toxic goiter, and advised to have surgery, to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kedress receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on May 25th, at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. During the procedure, which will cost $252, surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. Kedress and her family need your help raising the money for her surgery.
Kedress says: “I have been in this condition for a long time due to lack of funds. I heard about the donor support, and so I came so that I can seek support, and get my health restored, enabling the resumption of my activities.”