Banshekwire is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of seven children - her first born is now 21 years old and her youngest is 6 years old. Her husband is also a farmer and they own a three room semi-permanent house for shelter.
For 20 years Banshekwire has experienced troubling symptoms, including difficulty breathing and persistent headaches. Doctors have diagnosed her with a multinodular goitre. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Banshekwire receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on December 7th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $293, and Banshekwire and her family need your support.
Banshekwire says, “All I pray for is to get well through the surgery and be able to work harder and support my family financially through farming. Its currently hard for me because of my neck and how I feel.”