Faith is a 33-year-old mother of two from Kenya. She is a hard worker, washing clothes for neighbors, and her husband is a small-scale farmer.
Seven years ago, Faith began to experience troubling symptoms, including swelling on her neck. This swelling has progressively grown. Faith has sought help at the hospital in the past, has received prescriptions, and has had two ultrasound scans.
Recently, Faith was advised to come to our medical partner’s care center where her condition was reviewed by a surgeon. She was diagnosed with a nodular goiter–an enlarged thyroid gland with an irregular growth of thyroid cells that form a lump. If not treated, the goiter may continue to grow, leading to other complications. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Faith receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy, the surgical removal of all or part of her thyroid gland, on November 23rd at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $657, and she and her family need help raising money.
Faith says, “I am tired of going to hospital, yet my neck continues swelling, even affecting my self-esteem. It isn’t as easy to be happy with friends as I used to be. Kindly help me so that I can be well again and regain my normal life.”