Prayer is a bright 10-year-old student from Uganda. She is in primary school in grade five. Prayer loves playing netball, and she is very active in her church’s events. Prayer is the youngest of eight children, and her siblings are also studying in school. Her parents are small-scale farmers, with their produce primarily used for family consumption.
Prayer has been experiencing swelling in her submandibular glands, which is a gland located beneath the floor of the mouth. Recently, her symptoms have worsened, and the pain makes it challenging for her to eat. Prayer is also unable to attend school due to this condition, which is impacting her ability to complete her school term. Prayer was referred to our medical partner’s care center for review, where doctors diagnosed her condition as macrocystic lymphatic lymphangioma and determined she will need to undergo surgery to heal
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On November 8th, surgeons will remove the mass. AMH is requesting $188 to fund this procedure.
Prayer’s mother says, “I will be happy when my daughter is treated for this condition and she becomes normal again. I believe that she will go back to school after treatment.”