Shallon is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She and her husband work hard to support their seven children, some of whom are in school. Farming is their major source of income.
The family lives in a three-roomed mud-built house. Their firstborn is 34 years old and not employed, while their youngest child is 15 years old and in primary school class seven.
Three years ago, Shallon began to experience troubling symptoms, including airway obstruction and neck swelling. The swelling has been increasing progressively in the past few months. She was diagnosed with non-toxic nodular goitre, and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Shallon receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 3rd at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and she and her family need help raising money.
Shallon says, “I pray that I will be funded for this treatment so that I may continue to live a normal life. I hope to continue farming comfortably after recovery.”