Beatrice is a peasant farmer from Uganda. For the past 20 years, she has struggled with a goiter. She complains of breathing problems, consistent palpitations, loss of voice and mild headaches.
She visited a hospital previously but due to limited finances, she could not afford the cost of care. A friend referred her to Nyakibale Hospital where she had thyroidectomy surgery recommended. On her own, she is not able to afford the cost of surgery. This might push her to continue suffering from the goiter, which might result in airway obstruction.
Beatrice is a mother of 10 children, four boys and six girls. Her children are not in any formal employment. She relies on cultivation to earn a living, often times taking up jobs in other people’s farms to supplement her income. Her husband is a chronic alcoholic, often gone all day and evening. Beatrice appeals for financial assistance.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Beatrice receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on April 25th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $240, and she and her family need help raising money.
Beatrice says, “I hope for only good results for my surgery, to have good health once again and continue with cultivation after I have recovered.”