Mary is a 23-year-old woman from Kenya. She is the proud mother of a handsome toddler for whom she would do anything. She dropped out of school to care for him, but now a toxic goiter, or enlarged thyroid gland, is preventing her from caring for him fully.
Because of her condition, Mary is unable to eat. She’s losing weight every day, but these challenges haven’t dulled her hope for the future. “I long to live long enough to see my baby grow up to be a successful independent man and to accomplish the things in life that I failed to accomplish.”
Mary and her husband are on a tight budget – especially with Mary now unable to work. Our medical partner in Kenya is seeking $750 to cover the cost of surgery to remove Mary’s goiter. They expect this treatment will allow Mary to continue raising her child to be a healthy and successful young man. Let’s make it happen for her!