Monic is a tailor with her own small business in western Uganda. She is a 26-year-old mother of one. She has not been able to modernize her business due to limited finances. She was rejected by her in-laws due to her poor economic background, forcing her to be the only parent to her child. Her siblings are not in any formal employment, and most are struggling to meet their basic lifestyles.
Monic was born with a swell on her right ear. The painless auricular cyst has been increasing in size lately, causing her greater concern. Previously, she thought of it as a permanent disability but was encouraged by a friend to come to Nyakibale Hospital.
Monic was diagnosed with the cyst and surgery is recommended by the medical team. If not treated, she risks having the swell increase further. Monic appeals for financial assistance.
On April 25th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Monic needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure.
Monic says, “I know if this swelling is removed from my ear, I shall be well and I continue with tailoring.”