Patience is a sweet 8-year-old from Uganda. She is in primary school class two and has three siblings. Her father passed away four years ago, and her mother practices small-scale farming to provide for their family.
About eight months ago, Patience developed a small, painless swelling on her right axilla near her armpit. The swelling slowly increased over time, so her mother took her to the nearest health center for treatment. Although the mass initially disappeared, the swelling returned and was progressively larger than before. Patience’s mother took her to our medical partner’s hospital for review, and the doctors determined that she needs to undergo surgery. Currently, Patience experiences some pain, and her family is concerned about the mass.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help Patience receive treatment. On October 15th, surgeons will remove the mass. AMH is requesting $145 to fund this procedure.
Patience’s mother shared, “I pray that my daughter gets well through surgery so that she may be able to continue her education comfortably for a better future.”