Winnie is 43-year-old mother with four children. She is a county-employed teacher who teaches kindergarten, while her husband is an office assistant.
Winnie has had swelling in her neck for seven years. She was working normally, but the swelling can cause her to get tired easily and be unable to carry out her duties like before. She began to experience troubling symptoms, including pain at her neck and difficulty sleeping, as she cannot breathe normally because of tightness on her throat area. She was diagnosed with non-toxic multinodular goiter. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) is helping Winnie receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 30th, when surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. Winnie is able to contribute $74 and needs help with $936 to fully fund the procedure.
Winnie says, “I thought I would receive treatment before school resumes, but things have turned the other way round. I am so discouraged, but I believe all will be well before school resumes. Kindly help me so that I may live just like before.”