Besiime is a 52-year-old married mother of ten children from Western Uganda. She works very hard and is proud that her children are in school, while others have already finished. Besiime and her husband are small scale farmers. They have put their children through school by acquiring small loans to pay for their school fees. During her free time, Besiime loves tending to her farm and her family.
Five years ago, Besiime began experiencing troubling symptoms, like neck swelling. She sought treatment at a local hospital where results of a scan indicated a goiter. She was given medication in hopes that the goiter would recede, however, Besiime continued to face swelling, airway blockage, headaches and difficulty swallowing. She visited Rushoroza hospital where she was diagnosed with a non-toxic nodular goiter and a thyroidectomy was recommended.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Besiime receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on March 6th at AMH’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $293, and Besiime and her family need your support.
Besiime shared, “I pray that I may be considered for treatment. After treatment, I hope to comfortably proceed with farming and to be able to further develop my family.”