Tushabomwe is a 50-year-old farmer. She completed primary school class seven when in school herself and is a mother of four children. Her firstborn is 31 years old, and her youngest child is 15 years old. Her children have all completed some school, but minimal financial support made it difficult for them to continue attending. Tushabomwe and her husband own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. During her free time, she enjoys singing in a choir.
Three years ago, Tushabomwe began to experience troubling symptoms, including pain and difficulty breathing. She was diagnosed with a goitre. Tushabomwe needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Tushabomwe receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on February 10th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $293, and Tushabomwe and her family need your support.
Tushabomwe shared, “Once I am in better health, I will rejoin my husband in small scale farming to be able to further develop and sustain our family.”