Marylin is a street vendor from Kenya. She is a single lady with three children; two of whom are in school and one who works as a street vendor of beauty products. Marylin herself is not formally employed and also works as a street vendor of food at construction sites.
Twelve years ago, Marylin began to experience troubling symptoms, including difficulty swallowing, and throat irritation. She was diagnosed with a goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. Marilyn needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Marylin receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on February 2nd at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $657, and she and her family need help raising money.
Marilyn shared, “I thank my friend for directing me to Nazareth Hospital, though it is hard for me to meet the cost of the treatment. I pray for help so that I can be well, regain my beauty, and also be strong again to continue taking care of my children.”