Magret is a single mother with five children: four boys and one girl. Magret works as a nanny. She provides all the required support for upkeep and school for her family. Magret lives in a single room with water and electricity; she likes thinking about her children and enjoys eating local food.
In 2018, Magret started experiencing frequent choking, especially at night. She visited Queen’s Hospital in Malawi, where she was given some medication. In 2019, Magret went back to the hospital after developing swelling on her neck which was diagnosed as a goiter.
She experiences many symptoms, including neck heaviness and swelling, shortness of breath, tremors, chest pains, weight gain, headaches, muscle aches, heart palpitations, and inability to carry heavy items on her head, which has really affected her daily activities of carrying a baby on her back.
Magret visited our medical partner’s care center Partners in Hope Medical Center where the doctor confirmed the diagnosis of goiter and expressed the need for a surgical intervention called a thyroidectomy. She is able to contribute $68 to the cost of the surgery and needs $1,015 to fully fund the procedure scheduled for June 24th.
Magret believes the surgical operation will help her get better so she can continue supporting her five children as a single mother. She shared, “I can’t manage to pay for my surgery; please help me. I don’t want to die and leave my children to suffer.”