Sunday is a business lady from Uganda. She is a married mother with four children all of who are still studying, two daughters at university and two sons in secondary school. She earns a living by selling dry cereal crops like maize and millet but since the COVID-19 lockdown, her business has been closed. Her husband is an elementary school teacher by profession but he developed a heart problem and is currently at home and does not work.
Two years ago, Sunday began to experience troubling symptoms, including difficulty in breathing and headaches. She was diagnosed with a goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Sunday receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on July 7th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money.
Sunday shared, “I hope to get relieved from those symptoms once I have received my surgery and resume with my business when the COVID-19 lockdown is over to create a future for my children.”