Winne is a small-scale farmer and mother of eight children from Uganda. She lost her husband five years ago. Her children have not been able to attend school, and they cannot afford to look after their mother financially. She used to practice farming before she got ill, and she hopes to continue after recovering.
Fifteen years ago, Winne began to experience troubling symptoms, including difficulty in swallowing food and a neck swelling that has increased in size over the years. She was diagnosed with right multinodular thyroiditis. This condition causes her airway obstruction, and she can no longer work comfortably.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Winne receive treatment for thyroid removal surgery on November 3rd at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure costs $333, and she and her family need help raising money.
Winne says, “I pray for a successful recovery, and after treatment, I will resume farming and be able to better support my family.”