Annah is a rural farmer from Uganda who came to a surgical camp organized by Nyakibale Hospital with a palpable chest mass that had been present for over two years. The swelling causes Annah persistent pain and severe backaches. Doctors diagnosed her with a lateral chest wall lipoma and an excision is recommended.
Previously, she feared to go to the hospital due to the huge medical bill expected. With successful surgery, she will be able to lead a normal life. Annah is a 56-year-old mother of 4 children. Together with her husband, they tend to their small farm for subsistence farming, planting potatoes, beans and maize. His husband tends to a banana plantation to meet their daily needs.
On April 25th, surgeons will remove her mass. Now, Annah needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure.
Annah says, “I hope I will be alive again after my surgery to go back to farming to provide to my family.”