Namukasa is a shopkeeper from Uganda. She is a 24-year-old woman from western Uganda.
Ten years ago, Namukasa developed swellings on the back of her wrists. The masses have grown in size and become painful over time. She experiences pain and is unable to use her hands fully whenever she is doing domestic chores.
Namukasa was reviewed and diagnosed with a posterior cystic mass that requires excision. With full recovery, Namukasa will be able to use her hands with less pain. The mother of two operates a small retail shop while her husband is a bodaboda rider. The family lives in a single-roomed house as they are not able to afford a bigger house. They are not able to meet the cost of surgery required and thus appeal for help.
Namukasa traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On October 21st, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Namukasa needs help to raise $196 to fund this procedure.
Namukasa shared, “I will be glad to be supported for the surgery and hope to continue with my shop after I have fully recovered to sustain my family.”