Kebeyi, a devoted mother of four children, works alongside her husband as small-scale farmers in Uganda. However, for the past 30 years, she has been grappling with progressive neck swelling, resulting in disfigurement. Despite trying local herbal remedies, her condition has not improved. Kebeyi now experiences troubling symptoms, including fatigue even with minimal exertion, breathing difficulties, and difficulty carrying objects on her head. As a farmer, her work performance has been hindered, leading to a lack of food at home for her family. Without treatment, Kebeyi’s condition will worsen, causing airway obstruction and severely impacting her quality of life. She has been diagnosed with non-toxic goitre and requires surgery to prevent further deterioration of her symptoms.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kebeyi receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 8th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. The required procedure to address Kebeyi’s condition comes with a cost of $252, and her family is seeking assistance in raising the necessary funds.
Kebeyi says, “I will appreciate it once my condition is totally treated, and I am able to live a better quality of life and resume farming for a living with my family.”