Nuwampaire is a 24-year-old student from Uganda who is working to become a doctor in the future. She has an older sister, who is married and works as a farmer, and a younger sister studying in school. Nuwampaire’s parents separated, and her mother financially supports the family with her earnings working as a hairdresser.
For the last six years, Nuwampaire has had swelling towards the back of her neck. Her family was unable to afford treatment and decided to give it some time. However, a friend shared about our medical partner, and Nuwampaire was able to visit the hospital for support. She was diagnosed with a left lobe goiter. Her symptoms include shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, and palpitations. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Nuwampaire receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 6th, during which surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. AMH is requesting $252 to fund this procedure.
Nuwampaire said, “It’s only our mother taking care of us; with her job, she earns less, yet my health is in bad shape. I request your support to make my surgery possible.”