Ruth is a 15 year old student, living with her family in Uganda. Her father, who is in the motorcycle business, would like to see Ruth become a doctor, although he is uncertain that he will be able to offer the financial support necessary for this goal.
Six years ago, Ruth developed a swelling on her left forearm, that has continued to increase in size. The swelling causes paralysis around the site when she writes, causing her difficulties in school. She also experiences a lot of discomfort with activities that entail heavy lifting.
After seeing the doctor, Ruth was diagnosed as having a lipoma, and surgery was recommended. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Ruth to access the treatment that she needs. On September 5th, surgeons at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale will remove the mass. Now Ruth and her family need your help to raise $137 to fund this procedure.
Ruth’s father said: “I hope surgery will improve her wellbeing, because this condition has given her too much pain.”