Norah is a 70 year old small-scale farmer, and mother of five children. One of her two sons is a teacher, while the other is a casual laborer. Her three daughters are married. Currently, Norah and her husband - who suffered a stroke - live with one of their daughters.
For the past twenty years, Norah has had troubling symptoms, including a neck swelling. It was never painful, but recently she started experiencing shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, pain when swallowing, and sweating at night. She was diagnosed with a cystic goiter, and surgery is necessary to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Norah receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on April 4th at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland during this procedure, which will cost $252. Norah and her family need your help to raise this money.
Norah says: “Surgery is the only hope I am left with to get better. Without your support, I won’t be able to attain it because I don’t have the money needed. I kindly ask you for support.”