Tumwebaze is a widow from Uganda with seven children. Three of jer children are still in school and four are married and self-employed. Her husband passed on 18 years ago so she takes care of the children and those still in school. Tumwebaze shared that she is feeling overwhelmed and cannot raise any money for her surgery.
Around 25 years ago, Tumwebaze began to experience troubling symptoms, including pain while swallowing, difficulty in breathing and she easily gets tired after doing a small activity. She was diagnosed with a goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Tumwebaze receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on May 19th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $264, and she and her family need help raising money.
Tumwebaze says: “I will be very glad after undergoing surgery and resuming farming.”