Kawembabazi is a 20-year-old student from Uganda. She has eight siblings, and her parents are farmers who cultivate food both for home consumption and for sale. In the future, Kawembabazi hopes to become a nurse.
In December 2016, Kawembabazi felt a mass in her left breast. She shared her concern with her parents, however they didn’t pay it much attention because the mass was not painful. In May 2017, our medical partner’s care center ordered a scan and diagnosed Kawembabazi with a fibroadenoma, a noncancerous breast tumor. She was advised to have surgery as soon as possible in order to prevent the mass from growing and developing a malignancy of any sort.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $196 to fund mass excision surgery for Kawembabazi. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 28 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Kawembabazi to live more comfortably.
Kawembabazi says, “After surgery I will have peace of mind because I am worried it might be cancerous.”