Kiiza is an elderly woman and mother of five children. She has been working as a farmer all her life from which she has been able to raise her children. Kiiza lost her husband in 2000. She is now growing older and from time to time relies on her children to help her meet daily needs. Her children are not in any formal employment, making it hard for them to earn a living and cater for their mother’s medical bills.
Kiiza has had pain from supraumbilical swelling for the past two years. The swelling limits her from engaging in strenuous activities. She had not been to any hospital but when she heard of the surgical program in Nyakibale Hospital, she came hoping for treatment. The surgeon recommended a mass excision to remove her cystic mass. However, Kiiza is afraid that the cost is too high for her. She appeals for help to raise $187 to fund her procedure.
Kiiza says “I only wish my pain is relieved after the surgery so that I can continue with a more comfortable life.”