Monina is a 46-year-old mother from the Philippines. She has four children and is a loving wife to her husband.
For the past 16 years, Monina has had a lump on her neck that continues to increase in size, making it difficult to swallow and breathe. Monina also experiences fatigue while working, which has caused her to take significant time off from her job.
Monina sought an evaluation and treatment through our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM). She was diagnosed with having a goiter and hyperthyroidism, and was advised to have surgery to remove her thyroid.
She is now scheduled to undergo thyroid removal surgery on April 20, and is requesting $489 to cover the total cost of the procedure. After she recovers from her surgery, she will be able to work comfortably and provide for her family again.
“I am very happy to be a part of the ICM program that gave me a way to access treatment for my condition. I am very thankful to all sponsors who will fund my operation. For 16 years, I have been looking forward for this day to come. It’s like a dream come true and I really prayed hard for this. In our current situation right now, I know we cannot raise that big amount for the surgery. I am looking forward to be able to help my husband and our eldest child provide the needs of our family soon after the surgery. Thank you so much,” says Monina.