Sylivia is a 50-year-old mother of four children who are all in school. She is a farmer and the sole breadwinner of the family since separating from her husband. Her income barely enough to meet all their daily needs and her hospital bills.
Four years ago, Sylivia began to experience worrisome symptoms, including neck swelling, trouble breathing, swallowing problems, and she lost weight. She was diagnosed with obstructed goitre. She had a scan and a thyroid test and upon review, surgery was recommended. She is not able to raise the money needed for surgery, which she needs to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Sylivia receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 24th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money to pay for it.
Sylivia says, “I love singing in the church, but I have lost my voice. I hope with your support, I will get well and be able to resume my activities.”