Dinah is a 46-year-old farmer from Western Uganda. She is a married mother of five children who are all in school. While she works as a farmer, her husband works as a builder. She enjoys singing in the choir in her free time, but unfortunately her voice has grown hoarse and it is difficult for her to sing due to her condition.
Three years ago, Dinah began to experience troubling symptoms including neck swelling, shortness of breath and fatigue. She has been diagnosed with nodular goiter. She hoped that her condition would resolve itself on its own, but it hasn’t.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Dinah to receive treatment. On September 14th, she is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy at AMH’s care center where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money.
Dinah shared, “I am looking forward to resuming with a normal life after my surgery, getting back to my church service singing and continuing farming to sustain my family.”