Jacqueline is a young student from Tanzania. She is the only child in her family. Her mother sells vegetables in the market, and her father works as a broker and construction worker.
For four years, Jacqueline has been experiencing trouble breathing, regular fevers, and trouble eating. Frequent illness causes her to miss school, and this has affected her performance. Jacqueline was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause her symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Jacqueline, which is scheduled to take place on June 14. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Jacqueline of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.
Jacquline says, “I cannot wait to be back to school and continue with my education without missing classes due to being sick. Thank you for helping me get treated.”