Janenah is a farmer and loving mother to eleven children, all of whom are grown and independent. Janenah practices small scale farming to sustain herself, growing crops like millet, cassava, bananas, and maize. She sells any small surplus she has to earn some income.
For over thirty years, Janenah has lived with a swelling in her neck. Recently, she has begun to experience some troubling symptoms, including shortness of breath, and difficulty in speaking and in breathing. She was diagnosed with an obstructing goiter, and she was told that she needs surgery to prevent her situation from worsening.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Janenah receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 7th at Karoli Lwanga Hospital in Nyakibale, where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $252 to fund this procedure.
Janenah says: “As a widow, I can never afford surgery costs. That’s why I have had this condition for so long. I kindly request that you support me so that I can live better with restored health.”