Nyirarugero is a 61-year-old woman from Uganda. She is a married mother of ten children, but shared with us that seven have since passed away. She is a small scale farmer along with her husband and during her free time, she enjoys tending to her family.
Almost 30 years ago, Nyirarugero began experiencing troubling symptoms, including anterior neck swelling and breathing problems. She has missed several surgical appointment due to financial constraints. She was diagnosed with a multinodular goiter and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $293 to fund Nyirarugero’s treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on April 6th at AMH’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland.
Nyirarugero shared, “I had lost hope of being treated. However, I seek treatment so that I may get back to farming and be able to take good care of my family again.”