Kenyangi is a 36-year-old single mother of one from Uganda. She works very hard to pay for her child to attend high school.
Kenyangi complains of a progressively enlarging neck swelling that has been present for about 15 years. What started as a small swelling gradually grew in size to the point where it is now difficult for her to swallow. Kenyangi tried herbal medicines and was even scheduled to have an operation, however the herbal medicines were unsuccessful and she was never surgically attended to due to a huge number of patients waiting for treatment.
Kenyangi has been diagnosed with a multinodular goitre and requires a thyroidectomy to help her condition. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $240 to cover the cost of the procedure, which is scheduled to take place on June 27. Once completed, this surgery should greatly improve Kenyangi’s quality of life, work, and well-being.
“I am grateful for the support being given to me by Watsi because I have spent a long time with this condition without money for the surgery and I hope to regain the normal appearance of the neck and swallow well without pain,” shares Kenyangi.