I am Agnes Semana from Uganda. I was diagnosed with hematoma and pulmonary embolism. I met various doctors and went to multiple hospitals who diagnosed me for different symptoms but nobody could correctly point out what was wrong with me. I was given painkillers for the pain I was going through and I was even told I had a few months to live. Then my oncologist suggested that I go to India and look at the medical treatments available there.
It was then that during research of medical treatment in India that I heard of Doctors Beyond Borders from my sister-in-law and today I realize that was the best thing that happened to me. Communicating with the Doctors Beyond Borders group, even before I came to India, I had hope that there was a group of people out there who understood what I was going through and genuinely wanted to me help me. They seemed to know how my case could be handled and they took care of everything when I came to India- right from meeting me at the airport to my accommodation to hospitals and doctors. We felt at home here. The experience was very good because here I was told there was hope for me and that my disease could be handled. I stand here today with the hope that I will be okay and cured of Thyroid Papillary Follicular Carcinoma.
The Doctors Beyond Borders group has also helped me find treatment within the budget I had set out for my treatment. I didn’t feel exploited. They gave me hope and belief that there were good people like them out there who will help us get better.