Annah is a small-scale farmer. She has a 7th-grade education and had to drop out due to a lack of financial support from her father, who she shared had three wives and many children to support. She later got married, but unfortunately, they separated due to domestic disagreements and alcohol abuse. Now she lives with her three children together with her mother. She used to practice farming but has since taken a break due to her illness.
About five years ago, Annah began to experience troubling symptoms, including a neck swelling that has grown over the years. Currently, she feels mild pain and cannot carry heavy objects like a jerrycan of water. She was forced to seek medical advice because it had affected her breathing, making her less productive. She was diagnosed with a nodulated thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Annah receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 17th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333; she and her family need help raising money.
Annah says, “I believe the surgery will be successful. After my recovery, I will practice farming to support my family.”