Tumwebaze is a 44-year-old woman from Uganda. Her husband passed away in 2008 and she is now a single parent to five children—three girls and two boys. While her children are at school, Tumwebaze works on her small farm.
About 17 years ago, Tumwebaze noticed a swelling on the left side of her head. It was quite small to begin with but has since grown to a much larger size. This growth causes Tumwebaze physical and emotional discomfort, as well as consistent headaches. She has been diagnosed with a giant lipoma and surgery has been recommended.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $187 to fund Tumwebaze’s surgery. She is scheduled for treatment on October 19 at our medical partner’s care center, Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. After her operation, Tumwebaze will be able to live free of pain and the weight of her lipoma.
“I hope to regain normal appearance of the head,” Tumwebaze says. “And then after, I will continue with cultivation.”