Mbabazi is a a 50-year-old farmer and mother of seven children, two of whom are currently in school. Both she and her husband work hard at farming to make ends meet and pay for their children’s school fees.
Twelve years ago, Mbabazi began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck swelling, breathing and swallowing problems. She has tried different oral medications including traditional medicines to no avail. At Nyakibale Hospital, she had a scan done, revealing a multinodular goitre that requires surgery. Successful surgery will reduce the chances of complications including neck swell and breathing problems.
Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Mbabazi receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on April 6th at our medical partner’s care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money.
Mbabazi shared, “I hope the neck swelling will be over and at least my breathing and swallowing difficulties shall be over. I will continue caring for my family after full recovery.”