Annet, who is 39 years old, is a farmer living with her second husband and two children in Uganda. Annet’s husband is a casual builder in their village.
About six years ago, Annet started feeling mild neck pains. She then developed a small neck swelling that started to increase in size over time. She thought it was a temporary condition, and tried using herbs, which did not help her at all. Instead, she began to experience troubling symptoms, including mild airway obstruction, and unusual fatigue, which have impeded her work as a farmer.
Ultimately, Annet was diagnosed with a non-toxic goiter, for which she needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Annet receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on April 11th at Rushoroza Hospital, when surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and Annet and her family need your help to raise this money.
Annet says: “I pray for a successful surgery. I hope to live a normal life once again. I will continue with farming so that I may be able to continue taking good care of my family.”