Hope is a 46-year-old farmer from rural Uganda. She grows bananas, maize, sorghum, cassava, and potatoes.
For the last 15 years, Hope’s thyroid has been enlarged. She visited clinics and a traditional healer, but her pain continued. For the last two months, Hope has had difficulty breathing and singing in church, where she is a member of the choir. Hope is also a chairperson in the local loans group. Pain has caused her to miss meetings with group members.
Upon visiting the hospital, Hope was diagnosed with a goiter (an enlargement of the thyroid, a gland located in the neck). A doctor recommended a thyroidectomy (surgical removal of some or all of the thyroid) to restore normal breathing.
In her free time, Hope enjoys visiting friends and relatives. Hope also enjoys singing and dancing for God in her church. She hopes to build a house after treatment, which is scheduled for September 11.
“I thank donors for supporting my treatment and I pray God to protect and bless donors in whatever they do in life,” says Hope.
Watsi is requesting $279 to fund Hope’s thyroidectomy.