Manilyn is a 26-year-old woman from the Philippines. The youngest in her family, she lives with her parents and takes care of the household.
Last year, Manilyn began noticing swelling in her neck. Soon, she began experiencing headaches, neck pain, and the feeling that something was obstructing her throat. She was diagnosed with a goiter, a benign swelling of the neck’s thyroid gland, and needs an operation to prevent her symptoms from getting worse.
Our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), is helping Manilyn receive treatment. On August 4, surgeons will perform a thyroidectomy, removing the affected area of Manilyn’s thyroid. ICM requests $1,222 for Manilyn’s treatment.
“I hope and pray that you will support my operation because I want to return to my normal functioning and, after my operation, I want to pursue my dreams in order to help my parents,” says Manilyn.