Recho is a 39-year-old farmer from Kenya who plants maize and beans. She lives with her husband and four children.
In 2000, Recho started to experience heart palpitations and insomnia. She decided to visit the hospital where the doctors presumed that the symptoms were due to her pregnancy. She was given some medication and it got better. Later that year, however, Recho noted a mass in her neck that prompted her to return to the hospital. There, she was diagnosed with an enlarged thyroid and surgery was recommended.
Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Recho is scheduled to undergo thyroid removal surgery on June 20. Although she is able to contribute $52 to the cost of her treatment, she is still in need of $641 to cover the rest of the expenses.
“I never experienced parental love and care in my life, my mother died when I was a few months old and my father left us with my grandmother for another family. I love my children and I don’t want them to experience the same,” says Recho.