Evelyne is an 18-year-old student. She’s is in senior high school, but currently at home due to the closure of schools as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. She’s the last born of seven children. Her parents are small-scale farmers and own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. She has been able to get support for school fees from her sister who is a nun under Our Lady of Fatima Sisters because her parents currently cannot afford her school fees and neither can they afford her medication.
About four years ago, Nayebare suffered from chickenpox and managed to get herbal treatment. She later developed a prominent scar on her right side of the neck that has slowly kept on increasing in size. Currently, it’s very painful and she can hardly sleep. She has continuously used herbs without improvement. She feels down at school with her friends and this partly affects her performance at school. If not treated, the keloids could become more extensive. They could also transform into cancerous lesions, causing more pain and discomfort. Her family is unable to afford the cost of treatment and is seeking financial support.
Evelyne traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 3rd, surgeons will help heal her condition. Now, Evelyne’s family needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure.
Evelyne says, “I feel uncomfortable in this condition especially while at school. I hope to look normal again through surgery so that I can live a pain-free life and comfortably continue with education.”