Confidence is a peasant farmer and 40-year-old from western Uganda. For the past 15 years, she has been struggling with a right cheek swell. She complains of persistent pain that worsens when she is chewing or tries to open her mouth wide, especially when singing in church.
She heard of a surgical camp organized by Watsi’s Partner Care Center Nyakibale Hospital and came for review by the medical team. She was diagnosed with a right cheek lipoma and surgery is recommended. If not treated, she risks having serious infections and persistent pain.
Confidence and her husband tend to their small farm for subsistence farming. They grow maize, millet and beans to sustain their lives. She has 6 children, all in school. Their limited income is not sufficient to cover the costs of her surgery and she appeals for help.
On April 25th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Confidence needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure.
Confidence says, “I can’t wait to get relief from this swelling because I hate it. It has turned me into a laughing stock. After surgery, I hope to continue with cultivation for the support of my family.”