Sabina is a 60-year-old soft spoken and social lady. She was never married and has no children. She stays with her elder sister, a farmer. Due to financial constraints, she never had the chance to attend school, but with the help of her nephews, she learned to read and write. Sabina farms for a living but due to limited land, she is able to grow little to feed and contribute to the family she stays with.
Two years ago, Sabina began experiencing troubling symptoms, including neck swelling. This causes shortness of breath, pain in swallowing, difficulty in breathing and fatigue even when engaged in a small activity. Sabina was diagnosed with a non-toxic goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. Sabina needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Sabina receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on September 5th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and Sabina and her family need help raising money.
Sabina says, “I hope to get well and expect and hope for a complete recovery once I am operated on.”