Winne is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She has two sons, who work on the police force, and one daughter, who works as a teacher. Winne shared that her husband passed away thirteen years ago, making her the sole provider for her family as her children grew up. Winne began farming to sustain herself and her family.
Seven years ago, Winne began to experience troubling symptoms, including anterior neck swelling and trouble breathing. She was diagnosed with a goiter and managed her symptoms with traditional herbs. As her symptoms progressed, she visited the hospital for review, and doctors recommended that she undergo surgery to prevent her symptoms from worsening.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Winne receive treatment. On October 11th, she will undergo a thyroidectomy at AMH’s care center, during which surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. AMH is requesting $252 to fund Winne’s surgery.
Winne shared, “I’ve passed through a lot of struggles over the period, but I have hopes that, with your support, I will be relieved from this condition.”