Emily is a peasant farmer from Uganda. Emily visited our hospital with complaints of a progressive swelling on her bilateral wrists which has been present for the past five years. The swelling has limited her ability to attend to her daily duties such as preparing meals and cultivation. She has never received medical care previously due to inability to pay. She heard of our funding program and visited the hospital. She was diagnosed with a bilateral ganglion cyst and surgery was recommended. If not treated, Emily is at risk of total discomfort and limited utility of her hands. Emily is the mother of three children who are all in school. She tends to her small farm with limited output and income. Her husband joins her in the farm and their efforts only yield income sufficient for just their basic needs. Emily appeals for financial assistance.
Emily traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 5th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Emily needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure.
Emily says, “I hope for a better treatment and relief of this condition after surgery and I continue doing farming for the survival of my family.”