Atuheire is a 24-year-old woman from Uganda. She is married and the mother of three children. She and her husband work as subsistence farmers to feed their family.
Atuheire was born with a swelling on her chest that has grown much larger over time. Recently, the mass has become painful when touched, so Atuheire sought treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, where it was diagnosed a noncancerous cyst. If left untreated, the cyst could become infected and cause further medical complications later on.
Atuheire is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on June 29, and is requesting $187 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. After surgery, she will be able to live free of pain.