Turinawe is a 49-year-old mother of four who are all still in school. Two are at the university, and the rest are in secondary levels of education. She and her husband are primary school teachers at a private school. They also enjoy growing crops to eat at home.
Turinawe has been experiencing epigastric pain and feels as if her abdomen is always full. This has negatively impacted her quality of life. She has lost weight because she does not have an appetite. If not treated, her symptoms will persist, worsen, and she may even develop life-threatening complications such as stomach cancer. She traveled to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, where she was diagnosed with cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gallbladder. Now, she needs $253 to fund the cost of the curative laparotomy treatment which will relieve her of this condition.
Turinawe shared, “I think my health will be restored because I have faith in God and I am looking forward to being able to continue teaching after the COVID-19 lockdown, thanks to Watsi.”