Meet Pauline, a 42-year-old Kenyan woman who is battling hypertension, increased pulse rate and weight loss as a result of a toxic goiter. If left untreated, Pauline’s doctors say her symptoms will worsen to the point that she will not be able to eat, leading to malnutrition and eventually, a premature death.
Pauline at one time was healthy enough to work, and supported her mother and sister. When her conditioned worsened, she was forced to stop working. She moved in with her mother who now supports Pauline and her sister by selling vegetables.
Pauline shares, “My age does not allow me to still live with my mother when I should be the one supporting her. It pains me to see her struggle this way. I long to get back to work and support my mother and sister like I used to.”
We are raising $750 so that Pauline may receive the thyroid surgery she needs to recover. Donating now will ensure that she will regain her independence and can continue to support her family!